Betty Jean

October 3, 1947 ~ August 28, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Betty Jean Wilson Gentry, 73, of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at her residence. She was born October 3, 1947 in Glasgow, Kentucky to the late Clavis Wilson and Geneva Sexton Wilson. Betty was the President of Big Meadow Oil, which was founded in 1981 by her and her co-founder, Sheila Pruitt. In 2019, they sold the business to her daughter, Kim Harper, but Betty and Shelia remained Directors. Throughout her life she was awarded three prestigious awards: Blue Chip Enterprise Award, Castro Industrial North America Award for quality service and pride in the continuous improvement of the Castro/Saturn program, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 1993 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise of the Year for outstanding performance in the Kentucky Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program. Mrs. Gentry also worked cattle side by side with her son, Scotty Reece, she was of the Baptist faith, and a graduate of the Metcalfe County Class of 1965.
Survivors include her loving husband, Don Gentry; one daughter, Kim Reece Harper (John) of Edmonton, Kentucky; three sons, Scotty Reece (Angela) of Edmonton, Kentucky, Bryan Gentry (Natalie) of Tell City, Indiana, Todd Gentry of Bowling Green, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Whitney Bell (Chris) of Russell Springs, Kentucky, Taylor White of Edmonton, Kentucky, Jessica Dennison (Logan) of Northtown, Kentucky, Taylor Gentry of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Echo Reece of Glasgow, Kentucky; four great grandchildren, Layton Dennison, Allison Dennison, Haiden White, Brezlynn Reece; two brothers, Leon Wilson (Elaine) of Glasgow, Kentucky and Mike Wilson (Tootsie) of Edmonton, Kentucky; and special friends, Sheila and Mike Pruitt.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Dale Wilson.
The funeral service for Mrs. Gentry will be held 1:00 PM Monday, August 30th at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Monday morning until time for the service at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mrs. Gentry. Please share your condolences with the family atwww.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Betty was such a pretty, smart, and classy lady. She will be missed by many. Condolences to family & friends.

  2. Thought the world of Betty. She was a kind and sweet lady. She is going to be miss by everyone. Sorry for your loss.
    God Bless
    Danny Phelps

  3. Betty Jean was such an amazing lady. Beautiful, loving, caring, sweet and just that right amount of sass to show how strong and smart she was. I’m thankful she is no longer suffering and is experiencing total healing and experiencing the wonders of heaven. My prayers are with you Don, she told me in Florida how much you loved her. What a treasure. And all her family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻 It’s not goodbye. It’s see ya latter.

    • Don and family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Prayers for you all.

  4. Don and all the family, Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Betty. Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time. Our love to all of you. Bruce and Ellen

  5. Uncle Don and Family, Sergio and I want to express our sympathy and heartfelt condolences during this time of sorrow. We love you all. Lee, Sergio and Boys

  6. A beautiful cousin inside and out. Love all the family. May God Bless and watch over you.

  7. My heart hurts tonight! Betty was a great example to women. She was the kindest most thoughtful lady. She inspired me in so many ways over the years. I’ve always thought she was so classy, professional and perfect in so many ways. I love her life story and her leadership and influence for working women. My thoughts and prayers for her family. ♥️

  8. Your in our thoughts and prayers, praying
    For peace and comfort 🙏🏼🙏🏼 We will miss you sweet cousin, it’s not goodbye but see you later!!

  9. So sorry for the loss of my sweet friend I enjoyed talking with when we ran in to each other. Will miss her so sorry Don ,Kim Shelia and family.

  10. Kim Whitney and Taylor so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Betty was a wonderful lady and I am so glad that she loved my Katie like she did or you all do. If I can do anything please let me know. Much love to you all
    Joy

  11. Don, I’m so so sorry ! I’ve known and loved Betty since we were in 2nd grade. She was such a sweet, caring, and loving person. She was there for me when I needed someone. My love, thoughts, and prayers for you and entire family!

  12. We were so sorry to hear about Betty. She was so kind and beautiful and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jeff and Marita Lile

  13. To a very special cousin. She was always kind and nice and so pretty Everytime I seen her. Rest in Peace cuz. You will truly be missed

  14. Gary and I are so sorry for your loss and I know she will be missed. Prayers for strength and comfort in the coming days 🙏

  15. I am so very sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. Betty was a special lady, talented, kind and always had a smile on her face. Being a native of Metcalfe County I have known her for most of my life. I am out of state and so sorry I cannot offer my condolences in person. Sending love and prayers to all her family snd many friends.

  16. This news breaks my heart. Betty has always been at the top of my list of beautiful ladies. She will be missed.

  17. I am so sorry to hear about Betty. She was such a sweet and kind person and I know she will be dearly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  18. Whitney, so sorry for your loss you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and the staff at Big Meadow Oil. 🙏

  19. kind and gentle lady – Cared for everyone – Love and strength to you, Don and Family in the days before you.

  20. I don’t think I’ll ever meet another woman like Betty. She and I have been friends since I first met her in 1981. She and I have had many long talks over the years. Sometimes I would ask her advice and sometimes she would ask me for advice. I will miss her sorely. Don, if you need me call me.

  21. I don’t think I’ll ever meet another woman like Betty. She and I have been friends since I first met her in 1981. She and I have had many long talks over the years. Sometimes I would ask her advice and sometimes she would ask me for advice. I will miss her sorely. Don, if you need me call me.

  22. Betty Wilson Gentry, oh what a beautiful, caring, hard working wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister to Leon & Mike, Aunt and friend to many. Betty & I have known each other for many years, but we became closer working on the Chamber Annual Meeting twice. Don, I am sorry for the passing of your loving wife. I know your heart is breaking. My deepest sympathy and love to each of you as you heal and accept this passing. Betty sure made a difference in many lives, & will not be forgotten!!

  23. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  24. Don so sorry to hear about Betty, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Ronnie and Nancy

  25. Aunt Betty was a delightful lady and one of a kind. We will miss her dearly. We wish we could be there to celebrate her memory in person. The Jessie family in Georgia sends love and deepest sympathy to all Betty’s friends and family heartbroken by her passing.

  26. So very very sorry to hear this. Such a sweet and special lady. Class act. Always so kind to me. Our thoughts and prayers for Don and family.

  27. Betty was such a “Lady” as well as a good and wonderful “down to earth woman!” We loved her dearly along with each of you! Our hearts ache for you and we ask God to put his loving arms around each of you and comfort you.

  28. To all the Family,
    We are so sorry for the passing of your of precious loved one. With our deepest sympathy, love and prayers.

  29. We are so heartbroken to hear of Betty’s passing. I’m sorry we will be unable to attend today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  30. This has just broke my heart, I loved Betty so much. She was always so kind to me. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  31. I am so very glad to have gotten to know you. You’re light remains bright in our lives.
    Myra Berry

  32. Prayers to the family, Betty will be missed so much. The one word that describes her is family. We will miss her

  33. My condolences to Betty’s family. We are cousins and grew up across the street from each other. Not a day went by growing up we didn’t play together and spent the night at each other’s house. Still cannot believe I won’t talk with her again. Sorry I can’t be at the service.
    Much love to the family. Betty, I will always love you!! Your Cousin Judy

  34. One of my favorite cousins. I will so miss the “wrong number” calls when you were trying to call the other Sheila in your life. Your family will miss you terribly as well as Don and myself. Stay in touch.

  35. Loved talking with Betty about her business and life! A great lady who will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  36. My heartfelt prayers to each of you! Betty was a sweetheart and loved by All that knew her! I am so very sorry!!

  37. So sorry for your loss. Bobby and I are out of town, but send you our deepest sympathies
    Bobby and Brenda Simpson

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