Robert E. Gentry

Graveside services for Robert Ellis Gentry, 95, Lawrence, will be 1pm Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Gentry died Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living.

He was born September 23, 1926, in Lawrence, the son of Joseph Robert and Audrey Eva Landis Gentry.  He grew up on the farm in Lawrence, near the Lakeview area.

Mr. Gentry served in the United States Army Air Force as well as the Air Force for close to 9 years.  He later worked at Dupont in Topeka as a Production Control Operator for 27 years before retiring.

He was a member of the Lonestar Church of the Brethren.  He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Bernice Gwendolyn Robinson on September 23, 1950, in Tarrent City, Texas.  She preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Larry Gentry and wife Linda of Porter, TX, Sharon Martin of Lawrence, KS, Teresa Flory and husband Roger of Overbrook, KS, Barbara Davis and husband Tim of Lawrence, KS, and Roger Gentry and wife Connie of Lawrence, KS; grandchildren, Matthew Gentry, Jessica Gentry Kitzmann, Tracy Bruce, Tim Flory, Brian Flory, Mark Flory, Kimberly Davis, Laura Davis, Megan Heidrich, Taylor Gentry, and Riley Gentry; 14 great grand children; and 3 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters, Dorothy Trapp and Marian Lang.

The family suggests memorial contribution to the Lonestar Church of the Brethren, sent in care of the funeral home.