Don Gentry

Obituary of Don Gentry

Don E. Gentry, 80, of Sparta, IL, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born on January 29, 1937 in East St. Louis. The son of the late Paul E. and Bertha (Niemeyer) Gentry. Don and Pat Brainerd were united in marriage on August 25, 1967. From 1957-1976 Don worked at WT Grant Company Department Store, and then at Jewel T Company from 1976-1983. Don and Pat owned and operated Gentry’s TV and Video Store from 1983-1998. He was a member of the Sparta Eagles and the Randolph County Rod & Gun Club

Don is survived by his loving wife Pat Gentry of Sparta, IL; three daughters, Rhonda Kiefer of Sparta, IL, Kelly Pace of Steeleville, IL, and Terri “Sissy” (Bruce) Menke of Highland, IL; four sons, Tim Gentry of Sparta, IL, Ron (Kim) Hampton of New Athens, IL, Paul (Christy) Gentry of Sparta, IL, and Jerry “Buddy” Gentry of North Carolina; three brothers, Fred (Ruthie) Gentry of Salem, IL, Larry (Loretta) Gentry of Carterville, IL, and Tom (Carol) Gentry of Columbia, IL; one sister-in-law, Joan Gentry of Sparta, IL; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Don is preceded in death by his parents, one son David Woolford, on brother Jim Gentry, and 2 granddaughters Devon Woods and Morgan Gentry

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at McDaniel & Lee Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sparta, IL

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at McDaniel & Lee Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sparta, IL, and on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home

Interment will be at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL

Memorials may be given to the Family for Their Wishes