Leo Gentry, 96, of Frazier Park, Calif., peacefully passed away on Oct. 23, 2013, with his son by his side.
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He was born in Guy, Ark., on Aug. 23, 1917, to Sherman and Emma Howell Gentry, both of whom died during his early childhood. He was thus raised by his paternal grandparents, William H. and Ella Gentry.
He enlisted in the Army at the outbreak of World War II and was initially stationed in California where he met and married Louise Wells, his wife of more than 60 years. He was sent to the European Theater shortly thereafter where he spent the remainder of the war. Upon his return to the United States and separation from the Army, he made his home in Hollywood, Calif., where he worked in the movie industry until retirement. Thereafter, he and Louise established their second home in Frazier Park where they opened a store dealing in antiques.
Leo was predeceased by his wife, Louise; and a grandson, Brad Gentry.
He is survived by his son, Craig and his wife Phyllis; his granddaughter, Michelle Humphries and her husband Jeff of Duluth, Minn.; and grandson, Doug Gentry and his wife Maureen of Connecticut.
Leo's cremated remains will be buried at Copperas Springs Cemetery in Guy, along with those of his wife and grandson. A burial service at the cemetery will take place on a date yet to be determined.
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, 2013