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James Edward Gentry, 79, of Crandall, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Gentry was born in Wolfe City to Daniel Wesley Gentry and Willie Mae McCree Gentry. He married Katherine E. Kennedy in 2005 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mr. Gentry was a United States Army Veteran and served in the honor guard for President John F. Kennedy and his family.
Survivors are his wife, Katherine, of Crandall; two daughters, Tyra Hackworth and husband Brian of Sherman and Kim Hendricks and husband Roger of Sunnyvale; one sister, Joan Fugate and husband Tom of Helotes; a sister-in-law, Liz Gentry of Athens, Texas; two stepsons, Sean Sutton of Converse and Clint Wood; a stepdaughter, Jill White and husband Matt of Rowlett and 13 grandchildren.
Mr. Gentry was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Wesley Gentry.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Owens Funeral Chapel in Wolfe City, conducted by Bro. Larry Morris of Calvary Baptist Church in Wolfe City. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow with full military honors conducted by the Hunt County Honor Guard at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Hackworth, Roger Hendricks, Sean Sutton, Nathan Hackworth, Nick Hackworth and Ricky Halverson.
R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.owensandson.com
Published on  July 6, 2017
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