Luther Ray Gentry, 83, of Elizabethton, Tenn., died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
A native of Carter County, he was the son of the late Emerson and Minnie Collins Gentry.
Mr. Gentry was a farmer and a member of Siam Baptist Church.
Survivors include three brothers, A.E. “Kayo” Gentry and wife Betty, Bobby Gentry and wife Leona and Cameron “Buck” Gentry and wife Janice, all of Elizabethton, and two sisters, Nellene Crow, Johnson City, and Chestine Larimer, Erwin. Eight nephews and four nieces also survive.
The graveside service for Mr. Gentry will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Nave Cemetery with Mr. David Irick, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be nephews, Michael Gentry, Earl Gentry, Royce Gentry, Noel Gentry, David Gentry, Curtis Gentry and Randall Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be John Jones, Scott Glover and Larry Coldwell. The family will receive friends at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the graveside service. The family would like to express a special thanks to all the workers at Ivy Hall Nursing Home and to Caris Hospice for their loving care to Mr. Gentry. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Gentry family. Office (423) 543-5544.