(Feb. 14, 2013)
J.D. Gentry “Honey Bun” of Sweetwater, passed away at 4:29
p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at home. He retired from Vestal Manufacturing after 37
years of service.
He was 75.
Preceded in death by: wife, Lovella Johnson Gentry; parents,
Atlas Boone and Earlie Gentry; brothers, A.B. Gentry and Cecil Gentry, twin
siblings, Billie and Bobby Gentry.
Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Brenda Gail Best and
Reynolds and Virgil Reynolds;
Son-James Gentry of Sweetwater;
Grandchildren-Danny Eugene Best and Mindy Best, Lisa Gail
Tony Lynn Reynolds;
Great- grandchildren-Savannah Nicole Best, Haylee Coburn,
Kaden McKeown and Chloe Lovella Best;
Sisters-Laura Johnson of Sweetwater; Sadie Shepherd of
Madisonville; Linda Miller and husband, Wayne of Tellico Plains;
Brothers, Charles Wayne Gentry and wife Kathy of Cleveland;
Donnie Ray Gentry and wife, Teresa of Etowah; Billy Gentry and wife, Teresa of
Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m., Saturday, in Biereley-Hale
Chapel, with Rev. Tommy Self and Rev. Niles Dockery officiating. Interment will
be 3 p.m. Sunday, in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends
from 6-8 p.m., Saturday before the service. Biereley-Hale Funeral Home,
Madisonville, Madisonville, in charge of arrangements.