Jerry

April 29, 1930 ~ April 9, 2020

Born in: Evansville, IN
Resided in: Owensville, IN

Jerry C. Gentry, 89, of Owensville, IN went to be with the Lord April 9, 2020. He was born in Evansville, IN April 29, 1930 to the late Chester Gentry and Beatrice (Oliver) Gentry. Jerry was in the 1948 graduating class at Wadesville High School. Jerry married Margaret “Maggie” Siebert on October 29th, 1954. He was a member of the First Christian Church.  Jerry was known for being a hard worker by many, but especially by his coworkers at Emge Packing, where he worked for 40+ years.  In his spare time, Jerry loved to go fishing, hunting, working in his garden and reading westerns. He will be deeply missed by so many.

Jerry was preceded by his parents Chester Gentry and Beatrice (Oliver) Gentry.

He is survived by his wife of 65 year, Margaret “Maggie” Gentry (Siebert); children, Jeffrey (Lynn) Gentry, Kevin (Janet) Gentry, and Karen (Dan) Davis; grandchildren, Shannon (Dennis) Begeman, Jessica Davis, Katie (Zack) Wright, Kara (Tyler) McIntyre, Brian Gentry and Sarah (Caleb) Smith; great-grandchildren, Emmett McIntyre and Harper Wright; sister, Shirley Huff; and many nieces and nephews.

Holders Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Gentry. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at Clark Cemetery with Pastor Bart Newton officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church.

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  1. My first memory was Jerry and Maggie in a rental home. Jerry dug a hole in the backyard to catch a critter. Turned out to be a bobcat or something. They would hold me over the hole to look at it just walking around in circles. Dad Sokeland says “How you gonna get it outta there?”. Jerry looked puzzled and said “I don’t know!”

    When they lived in Ft. Branch, Jerry acquired a boat engine from somewhere and put it on the back of a short light-weight aluminum boat. He took it out by himself on the Wabash I think, and hit a wave that threw him out of the boat. He was swimming hard trying to get away from the boat that was just going around in circles. Dad Sokeland stood there and laughed for awhile before he went out and rescued Jerry. They let the boat keep circling until it ran out of gas.

  2. Uncle Jerry knew I loved peppers and wine, so he was always eager for me to try his latest concoction of pepper jelly or homemade wine. Good stuff!

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