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Brandon Cory GENTRY

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Brandon Cory GENTRY Obituary

Brandon Cory Gentry

KINGSLAND, GA - Brandon Cory Gentry, 26, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Brandon was born May 11, 1987, in Springfield, Ill., the son of Carol Arnold and Jon Gentry.

Brandon was known for being athletic and adventurous. He enjoyed the outdoors, dance video games, and teaching his daughter to play soccer. He was a good father and friend to all.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, John Hudspeth and Gerald Arnold; and one cousin, Zachary Hudspeth.

He is survived by his mother, Carol (husband, Larry) Kent of Jacksonville, Fla.; his father, Jon (wife, Elaine) Gentry of Springfield, Ill.; two daughters, Aleena and Avalynn of Kingsland, Ga.; grandparents, Violet (husband, Paul) Gentry of Tallula, Lucy Arnold of Kingsland, Ga., and Lila Hudspeth of Petersburg; siblings, Michael, Jonnie, Jefferson, Devyn, Matthew, Tiffany and Ellanah Gentry, all of Springfield, Donald (D.J.) Farland, Alyssa Farland and Robyn Kent of Jacksonville, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Chance Newingham officiating. Burial will follow at New Concord Cemetery in Petersburg.

"Don't stand by my grave and weep, for I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I'm the diamond's glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. Don't stand by my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die."

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Aug. 21, 2013
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