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Haley Rose

Bill Gentry

September 14, 1926 - June 21, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Bill Gentry. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan for a future memorial service, we will post invites and information. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Carl Olen “Bill” Gentry, age 93, passed away Sunday June 21, 2020. He was born in Slaton, TX on September 14, 1926, to Robert Roosevelt Gentry and Maude Johnson. Bill grew up in West Texas during the dust bowl and great depression, leaving him to a childhood with less than ideal circumstances. From a young age he would work the cotton fields with his family, often boasting the heaviest sack after a long day. Football found its...  see more
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  • Haley Rose
    Bill Gentry was my grandfather - to me, he was Papu. Papu had six grandchildren total, but I was the only granddaughter, and I think because of that, I was lucky to see and know a side of Papu that not many people did. Not once in my life did I hear Papu...  more
  • Haley Rose
    Haley Rose added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Bill Gentry: