MITCHELL – James Eugene Gentry, 82, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born September 5, 1938 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Thomas Woodrow and Dorothy Marie (Lawson) Gentry. He married Rose M. Jones March 22, 1982.
Jim retired from Regal Beloit. He was a member of the Campbellsburg Christian Church and served as deacon. He was an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors and also enjoyed hunting and golfing. Jim loved spending time with family and friends.
Jim was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and served on the U. S. S. Bennington. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250, had been chaplain, and served the local veterans’ community by driving veterans to their appointments at the VA hospitals.
wife of 38 years,
Rose M. Gentry of Mitchell
Diana Bollhorst of Mitchell
Dawn (Howard) Briscoe of Oolitic
Tonya (Larry) Higgins of Seminole, Florida
Toni (John) Blackmore of Newberry
Robert (Lynn) Gentry of Live Oak, Florida
Ronald (Mary) Gentry of Indianapolis
several nieces and nephews
His parents; sons, Jerry Carter, Danny Carter, and Steve Carter; great- grandson, Jacob Whalin; and siblings, Michael Gentry, Sherry Combs, and Kaylene Evans, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Donald Hicks officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Legion Post No. 250.