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Everett W. Gentry

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“grandpa, after many months, i still cannot believe you are gone.....i miss coming over to see you when i am in town... i am glad you are not...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: donna murray eleo - OH

“Everett was one of my best friends. He will be missed by me and my family. A time in my career when not much money was about, Everett, driving for...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: chuck little - Parkersburg WV, WV

“My family has wonderful memories of Mr. Gentry. I am Gail's daughter, his neighbor for years. I can remember swinging on his porch swing as a...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Faith Annette Murphy (Hare) - VA

“To my dear father in law, you will be missed so much, I watched you suffer a many day and night, the Angels came and took you so you wouldnt suffer...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Gentry - Bluefield, WV


Everett W. Gentry, 89, of the Courthouse Road, Princeton went home to join his loved ones in Heaven early Saturday morning, February 25, 2012 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born September 3, 1922, in Mountain City, TN. He was the son of the late Harve C. Gentry and Ada Julia Horn Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army-Air Force; he was a member of the T/5 ordinance in the Europe Theater and in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Gentry was a former coal miner, worked for Ashland Gas Company, was a tractor-trailer driver for East Coast Foods and Smith Transfer. He was one of the first employees hired when the OH-9 Ambulance Service was established in Mercer County; he served as a Paramedic for 17 years and was a dispatcher. He was a member of the VFW Post # 2703 in Princeton. Mr. Gentry was a member of Rogers Street Community Church in Princeton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Betty George Gentry, his second wife, Margaret Louise Consol Gentry, along with sisters; Ann Rotenberry, Chelsie Self and Emma Detlas Bailey and brothers, James L. Gentry and Claude E. Gentry. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survivors include, three children, Robert A. Gentry & wife Judy of Bluefield, Adenna G. Murray & husband Donald and Patricia A. Doyle both of Princeton; Five grandchildren, William R. Murray & wife Sherri, Alan R. Doyle, Adam H. Gentry & wife Amanda, Donna L. Eleo and Jessica N. Moses & husband Greg; Five great grandchildren, Brett Murray, Brooke Murray, Blake Belcher, Daelyn Eleo and Addison Gentry. A host of nieces and nephews. On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 1:30 P.M., we will celebrate the life of Everett Gentry from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Greg Kinzer officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with military honors under the direction of the WV Honor Guard. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 7 until 9 PM at the funeral home. His grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.