Betty Lacy Gentry
February 27, 1929 – November 28, 2018
Betty Lacy Gentry, age 89 of Knoxville passed away on November 28, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Jonnie Lacy. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers: Bill Lacy, Woolsey Lacy and Ray Lacy. Ms. Gentry moved to Galveston Texas as a young girl when her father went to work on the railroad. She eventually moved back to the Knoxville area where she attended The University of Tennessee. She worked at CAC and attended Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville. She was a graduate in the first class of Stephens Ministry. She enjoyed reading, listening to public radio and swimming, and was a former piano teacher and swimming coach. She is survived by her daughters: Teresa Gentry Cuneo, Alecia Gentry and Diane Gentry Miller; grandchildren: Christin Cuneo, Shannon Welch, Paula Miller, and Andrew Gentry; great grandchildren: Cole Foflygen, Lillian Cuneo and Liam Welch. Services will be private. Please visit www.sherwoodchapel.net to leave condolences for the family.
Betty Lacy Gentry
February 14, 2019
I met Betty when I first went to work at CAC, Betty took me under her wing, and helped me with many things. I was in my early 30’s at the time, Betty was my mentor and dear friend since I first met her. She is one of the finest people I ever have known in my life, she will be greatly missed. RIP Betty
January 13, 2019
I remember the first time I met Betty. I had just moved in next door and it was a nice spring day. I had all the windows open and was playing my piano. After awhile, I saw this little lady slowly walking out to our shared drive. I stopped and went out to talk with her. She said she heard the piano and was just standing there listening. She told me my playing was lovely! She told me she used to play - but she never told me that she was a piano teacher! She was a very sweet neighbor and always had a cheerful countenance. We sure do miss having Miss Betty next door.
Love to all the family.