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Raymond Franklin Gentry, Jr.

Raymond Gentry

                         Name: Raymond Franklin Gentry, Jr.

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: Service Battery, 331st Field Artillery

                         Rank: T/5

                         Dates of Service: 1/23/1943-3/8/1946

                         Theater of Service: Europe-African-
                         Middle Eastern, American, Asiatic-Pacific


Raymond Franklin Gentry, Jr., was born on May 24, 1923, in Schuyler, Nelson County, Virginia; he was the son of Raymond Franklin Gentry, Sr., and Blanche (Sprouse) Gentry.  Raymond worked at the Alberene Stone Corporation of Virginia before he enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1943.  Raymond was discharged from the Army in March 1946.  He married Virginia Alice Kidd on September 14, 1946, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Raymond passed away on August 4, 2003, in Albemarle County, Virginia, and is buried at the Gentry Cemetery in Esmont, Virginia.

Raymond Franklin Gentry, Jr., Obituary
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia
August 5, 2003

Raymond F. Gentry Jr., 80, of Schuyler, died Monday August 4, 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond F. Gentry Sr., and Blanche (Sprouse) Gentry, his wife, Virginia Kidd Gentry and a son, Ray E. Gentry.

Survivors include three brothers, Carl Gentry of Massachusetts, Alvin and Clifford Gentry, both of Scottsville; three sisters, Marie Newton of Scottsville, Dora Jones of Esmont, and Lily Bush of Delaware; a daughter-in-law, Marianne K. Gentry, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gentry served in the U.S. Army during WW II, he was a recipient of the Bronze Star.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Gentry Family Cemetery (route 602), Schuyler, with the Rev. James C. Jetton officiating.

The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. this evening at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville

Raymond Franklin Gentry, Jr., Gravestone, Gentry Cemetery

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