Royce Gentry

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Gentry, age 81, of Sherman, Texas entered into rest on Saturday December 29, 2018. Royce was born Sunday February 7, 1937 to Leona Gentry and Robert Gentry in Carrollton, Texas. Royce served in The United States Air Force for 4 years between WWII and Korean War. He proudly served as an inspector for Bell Helicopter for 30 years before his retirement . He had a love for collecting guns, knives, helicopters, and antiquing. He enjoyed bird watching in the flower garden. He and Jonie enjoyed traveling, dancing, and being with friends and family. He was an early riser, a patient teacher, a giver with a heart of gold. He also loved football, his favorite team was Denver Broncos. He had a love for tractors, he restored an antique 1950’s John Deere tractor. When you saw Royce he was always well dressed and smelling of Stetson Cologne. Royce is survived by; daughter-inlaw Rebecca Gentry (wife of Royce Jr.) kids Jessica, Jason, Taorn Shelly, Shawn, Ryan and Natlie Staggs; son Daniel Boone and wife Paula kids Corey and Casey; daughters Deborah Gentry; daughter Linda Jarvis kids Brandon and Kelsey; Sharon Boyce and husband Mark Moncrief; Mary Alice Gentry; grandchildren: Justin Watson, Cindy Johnson; Carla and husband Ashley Norris children: Eli and Sam Norris; Dr. Jeremy Johnson and wife Trina, children Caleb, Colby, Calyn; Deloris and husband Rodney Rendon children: Carissa Rendon, Lexy Powell, Landry Rendon, Aaron and wife Kathryn Powell, great greatgrandson Judah Powell Royce was preceded in death by his parents; wives’ Modena Gentry and Jonie Gentry; sons Russell Gentry and Royce Edwin Gentry Jr. as well as his five brothers and one sister. Memorial Service Info: Wednesday January 9th— The family requested the presence of family and friends for a meal and sharing of memories from 11:30 to 1:30 with a memorial service to follow, at Antioch Baptist Church, Bells Texas. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.bratcherfuneralhome. com for the Gentry family. Family: Robert Gentry (Father), Leona Gentry (Mother), Jonie Gentry (Wife), Royce Eddie Gentry Jr.(Son), Rebecca Gentry (Daughter-in-law and wife of Royce Jr.), Daniel Boone and wife Paula (Son), Deborah Gentry (Daughter), Linda Jarvis (Daughter), Sharon Boyce and husband Mark Moncrief (Daughter), Mary Alice Gentry (Daughter), Russell Gentry (Son), Cindy Johnson (Grandchild), Carla Norris and husband Ashley (Grandchild), Dr. Jeremy Johnson and wife Trina (Grandchild), Deloris Rendon and husband Rodney (Grandchild), Jessica and Jason Gentry (Grandchild), Taron, Shelly, Shawn, Ryan, Natalie Staggs (Grandchild) , Corey and Casey Boone (Grandchild), Brandon and Kelsey Jarvis (Grandchild), Justin Watson (Grandchild) Great- Grandchildren: Eli and Sam Norris; Caleb, Colby, Cayln Johnson; Aaron and wife Kathryn Powell, Lexy Powell, Carissa Rendon; Great Great- Grandchild: Judah Powell.

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