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James Eugene GentryPassing: January 26, 2021


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Saturday, January 30th @ 2:00 p.m.


No Visitation


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, January 30th @ 2:00 p.m.

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
15 grandchildren
29 great-grandchildren
  2 great-great-grandchildren
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.

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Connie Stoll | Loogootee
    Date: January 29, 2021
    Rose and Diane, I have special memories with you at Bingo with Lanie and Steve, Hugs, love and prayers. Our heartfelt sympathy to you.
  2. Guest: Tony and Diane Nugent | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 29, 2021
    Jim, Thanks for Everything you did for the legion and People, Going to miss seeing your face.
  3. Guest: Kenneth Alexander | Naubinway, MI
    Date: January 28, 2021
    Condolences to all the family members of Jim Gentry. I will always recall as a teenager we would spend our summer vacations in southern Indiana fishing and staying at Jim's house in French Lick in the 70's. I remember Jim for his sense of humor and infectious laugh. Always quick with a joke and a very funny man. I know he will be missed by all and as a veteran I salute Jim for his contribution as a Nave veteran during the Korean war. RIP.
  4. Guest: Michelle Williams | ORLEANS
    Date: January 28, 2021
    Rose & Family, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always so nice, I worked with him at Regal-Beloit.
  5. Guest: Natallie, Madisyn, Meridyth, and Avery Beyers | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 28, 2021
    Jim was the best neighbor a person could ask for! Will miss him greatly. Prayers for the family
  6. Guest: Jana Mann | Mitchell IN
    Date: January 28, 2021
    Rose & family, I was so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. He was great person & a good friend. We worked together at Regal Beloit & I enjoyed seeing him at the Mitchell Fitness class. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. Jana Mann
  7. Guest: joyce dougherty | mitchell
    Date: January 27, 2021
    he was my uncle
  8. Guest: Ronald Ray Gentry Jr. | Indianapolis indiana
    Date: January 27, 2021
    One of my father's 2 older brothers all I have are great memories of Uncle Jim he is loved and will be missed. Proud to be a Gentry. God bless him and our family we will never forget you
  9. Guest: Bob and Lynn Grentry | Live Oak, Florida 32060
    Date: January 27, 2021
    Our memories will keep Our hearts warm with such love, such laughter, as we bring Jim to our minds, it will bring with it smiles and hearts full of love...this isn't Good-bye, we will see each other again. Love to all our family....
  10. Guest: James H Ely | Bowling Green
    Date: January 27, 2021
    I worked with Jim at Regal Beloit years ago. Jim was a Great Guy and will be missed by all who knew him. RIP My Friend