Gentry, Charles Larry (Cleveland)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Charles Larry Gentry, 70, of Cleveland, Tn., died Thursday, March 15, 2012 in a Chattanooga health care facility.

He was a member of Mt. Olive Ministries where he faithfully sang in the choir. He loved and sang Southern Gospel Music where he sang tenor in various singing groups including the King’s Rangers, A Few Good Men, Tribute and the Psalmsmen Quartet. Before his retirement, Mr. Gentry owned and operated Gentry Wood Finishers for 31 years. For the past seven years, he worked for SETHRA and was active in the Senior Activities Center on Urbane Rd. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Reverend L. C. Gentry and Edna Bivens Gentry; and brother, Jerry Gentry. 

Survivors include his beloved wife of soon to be 50 years, Mildred S. Gentry of Cleveland; daughter, Pam Balinger and husband Tony of Cleveland; son, Chris Gentry and wife Melody of Benton; five grandchildren, Lacey Parker, Whitney Balinger, Ashley Moore, Leighton Gentry and Kyra Gentry; brother, Curtis Gentry and wife Earlene of Cleveland; sisters, Becky Perry of Cleveland; Phyllis Scoggins and husband Bill of McDonald; sister-in-law, Betty Gentry of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Mt. Olive Ministries with Pastor Gary Sears officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Kevin Gentry, Stacey Poteet, Brian Woody, Jason Morgan, Scott Yates, Billy Walker and Leighton Gentry serving as pallbearers. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony. 

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.


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