February 7, 1939 ~ February 18, 2021
Born in: Canton, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Charles Gentry Jr., 82, of Beaverdam, went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2021, at home with his family by his side.
Born in Canton, NC, “Charlie” is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Jean; son, Duane Gentry; daughter-in-law, Kristin Giezentanner Gentry; daughter, Donna Henderson; son-in-law, Tommy Henderson; grandchildren, Nicholas Gentry, Chloe Gentry and Taylor Henderson & wife Kristi; brother, John Gentry; sisters, Jean Gentry and Jo Ann Jones; and numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Beatrice Gentry; and his brothers, Leroy and Lonnie Gentry.
Charlie, known for his gregarious personality, healthy appetite, and corny jokes, was passionate about bluegrass music and loved to play his mandolin – especially at the Shindig on the Green. He also loved art, good food and classic cars. Charlie founded Gentry Heating Inc. in 1963, now Gentry Service Group. He was an Air Force veteran, a deacon, and Sunday School teacher.
A Celebration of Life will be planned for this summer. A private graveside service for his family will take place at Lewis Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice who lovingly cared for Charlie during his final days.
Lewis Memorial Park
415 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC 28804