Robert William “Bill” Gentry passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, KS.
He was born on November 22, 1922 at Nowata, Oklahoma to Avis S. and Julie L. (Webb) Gentry. Bill grew up in the Nowata and Coffeyville area graduating from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community Junior College.
Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the First Baptist Church, V.F.W. Post #1022 and the Keystone A.F. & A.M. Lodge #102.
He married Betty Thomas in 1951 and had 2 children. They later divorced. In 1970, he married Norma Bishop at South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Following their marriage, they made their home in Coffeyville.
Bill was preceded in death by wife, Norma on February 17, 2020, his parents, his son Robert William II, and one sister, Genevieve Gentry.
He is survived by his daughter, Jean Lardy of Lakeland, FL, step-children Sharon Allen and husband, John of Hope Mills, NC, Larry Young and Edward Young, both of Coffeyville, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Dick Smith officiating.
Friends may sign the register book on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.
To leave a message for the family, please visit www.dwbfh.com.
David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.