OBITUARY

Ronald M. Gentry

November 4, 1942February 3, 2020
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Ronald Gentry, 77, born in Greenville, he was the son of Amos and Bertha Privette Gentry. He is predeceased by his wife, Norma Kay Roddy Gentry; and his sister, Francis Wooten.

He was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and was its first quarterback. His love for his country led him to serve in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Later, he worked as a plumber and also in security for different hospitals. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post 214. Ronald liked to joke around and was loved by many.

Surviving is son, Ronald Gentry, of Easley; daughter, Kim Liles, of Greenville; brother, Lewis Gentry; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:00PM until 2:00PM on Sunday, February 16, 2020, in the Chapel of Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2:00PM.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Kim ( Baby) Gentry

February 8, 2020

I was about 12 & woke up one cold winter morning to a noise outside. I looked out the window & seen a pony tangled up in the stock fence. The land owner had dropped him off. I felt Sorry for him & went to help. I almost got to him when my daddy called me by my full name ( we all know that's serious ) and told me to get away from the pony . You don't know what he might do. So I stood & watched my daddy untangle him. The land owner was going to give me the pony for free but daddy insisted on paying for him. The land owner said he'd take 50 cents for him...daddy paid the man & I rode lighting til he knocked me off by running under a low tree branch, which he did every time I rode him. I loved that mean pony because my daddy gave him to me. My daddy was my hero...always will be.
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Danny & Patti Watts

February 5, 2020

You will sadly be missed, always enjoyed our weekend breakfast at Canal! At 8:00 am oh my that was hard for some of us ( Patti) But glad we all make it . And Friday night dinners were best ! Lake live was good . Good times ! Love you !

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