July 24, 1946 – July 29, 2019
Curt is survived by: his wife of 50 years, Patsy Hale Gentry of Euless, Texas, his son, Timothy Ray Gentry and his wife Amy of Owasso, Oklahoma, his daughter, Jennifer Gentry Griffith and her husband Jason of Euless, Texas, his grandchildren Rachel, Amanda, Sam, Caleb, Evan, and Blake. Curt also leaves behind his brothers, Gary Gentry and wife Beth of Loveland, Colorado and Jonathan Gentry of Owasso, Oklahoma, nieces/nephews, and many close friends. Curt is preceded in death by: brother John David Gentry, mother Mary Elizabeth Hinton Gentry, brother Robert Leon Gentry, father Nelson Leon Gentry, step-mother Janet Gentry, and sister Carol Faye Gentry Forshey.
Curt was born in Jackson, Tennessee and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Nelson Leon and Mary Elizabeth (Hinton) Gentry.
Curt enlisted in the United States Navy serving as a Procedure Trainer and then a Flight Instructor with a rank of E5 Petty Officer Second Class. While in the Navy, Curt met Patsy Hale on while both were traveling to visit family. They married on November 17, 1968 at the Bemis Pentecostal Church in Jackson, Tennessee and made their first home in Meridian, Mississippi. Curt and Pat relocated to Euless, Texas beginning what was to become a 45 year career at American Airlines as a Fight Simulator Technician where Curt also served at his local union as President for many years. Curt is also a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree with double majors in Aeronautics and Mathematics.
Curt served as a deacon at North Euless Baptist Church in Euless, Texas where he was a member for many years with his family before he and Pat made their church home at First Colleyville in Colleyville, Texas where they attended with their children and grandchildren and became a part of a close fellowship of other believers.
Curt enjoyed traveling with his wife to various destination near and far such as Hawaii, Europe, and returning to Tennessee to visit with family and lifelong friends. The Gentry family is comforted with the knowledge Curt is together with his Lord and Savior in heaven and they will one day be reunited.
- Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 1, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, August 1, 2019
Lee & Maria Nelson
July 30, 2019
My husband, Lee, and I have been friends with the Gentry family for approximately 42 years. Curt was/is Lee’s best friend and is devastated/heartbroken that Curt passed so soon. Through those 42 years, the Gentry’s have invited us to stay at their house, as we had them at ours, but not as often, because Pat is a wonderful cook (especially breakfast) and Curt made the most delicious sweet baked ham!! Our daughter and son could hardly wait for us to get together so they could play with their daughter Jennifer!! They’ve been by our side through the ups and downs, through the laughter and tears of life. Our hearts are broken and we will miss Curt’s strong , steady voice and calm demeanor, but know by his actions and shared faith in Christ, that Curt is with the Lord.
July 30, 2019
Curt has been my Big Brother since I became best friends with his brother Gary nearly 50 years ago. He was always there to keep us on the right path. Thank you brother for your guidance over the many decades. I will always love and miss you.
July 29, 2019
My wife Diane and I are from Canada. We first met Curt and Pat seven years ago, dining at a shared table on a transatlantic cruise. We instantly bonded as we learned about each other and our shared interests and views on life. Curt opened his heart and home to us and we have since shared wonderful memories made over visits and vacation travel together. Curt and Pat's strong faith and practice of generosity to others have been an inspiration to us. Diane and I are heartbroken at his passing - we only learned of his serious illness a few months ago. But we take solace in knowing that he is now in a better place. We wish to send sincere condolences to Pat and family. Curt is in our prayers.