In Loving Memory of
Mr. Roy Kelly Gentry
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Kelly Gentry, 84, of Carthage, Texas will be 2:00 Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Landtroop officiating. Burial will follow in the Waldrop Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home. Mr. Gentry died March 13, 2016 in Carthage, Texas.
Mr. Roy Kelly Gentry was born September 19, 1931 in Panola County, Texas. He was one of five boys born to the marriage of James Roy and Mary Billie Kelly Gentry.
Roy was raised schooled and graduated Carthage High School. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Gentry worked as a sheet metal mechanic for Drew Woods, Inc. He loved woodworking, building swings and rocking chairs and spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jimmy Russell, Billy Gene and Douglas Walter Gentry, two sons, James Calvin and Matthew Kelly Gentry.
Mr. Gentry is survived by his sons, Donald Joe Gentry of Texarkana, Michael Wayne Gentry of Henderson, brother, Reagan Gentry and wife Priscilla of Beckville, grandchildren, Joshua Kelly Gentry and wife Brittany of Houston, Jamie Michelle Pittman and husband Chase of Carthage, great grandchildren, Shelby Renee Gentry, Jakob Kelly Gentry, Jared Joseph Gentry and Kilee Johnson, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
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