James Edward Gentry


James Edward Gentry, 81, of Crossville, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
He was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Crossville, son of the late Ernest Hatton Gentry and Nanny Elizabeth (Wells) Gentry.
James worked as a deliveryman for many years at Dave Kirk Chevrolet and was a member of the Woody Church of Christ. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Nell Gentry of Crossville; children, Deborah Lynne Henon of Crossville, Elizabeth Juanita Corn of Broken Arrow, OK, and James "Red" D. Gentry (Tina Perry) of Crossville; grandchildren, Cody N. Tolley (Devon), Alexandra Elizabeth Beard (Austin), Matthew James Corn, Drake Edward Gentry and Molly Jeanette Gentry; great-grandchildren, Emmaline, Gus, Maggie and Mabree; brother, Elmo Gentry of Georgia; and sister, Linda Ruth Gentry Smith (Raymond) of Crossville.
In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Emmaline Tabor Gentry; brother, Ernest Clayton Gentry; and sons-in-law, Kenneth Wayne Corn and James Bryant Henon.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Jonathan Loveday, Bro. Bernard Martin and Bro. Dennis Lovell officiating. Interment in Tolletts Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James "Red" Gentry, Cody Tolley, Drake Gentry, Curtis Pennington, Donald Brady and Thomas Brady. Honorary Pallbearers were Austin Beard and Matthew Corn.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on February 7, 2019
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