Roger Winton Gentry

roger gentry

March 11, 1945 ~ August 21, 2023

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Weaverville, NC

Roger Winton Gentry, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, 2023.

Mr. Gentry was born in Buncombe County to the late Herman and Fannie Gentry. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Judy Gentry and two sisters, Lorraine Morris and Mary Justice.

Roger is survived by his children, Kimberly Krickhan, Keith Gentry (Cyndi) and Kevin Gentry (Rhonda); four granddaughters, Jordan Read (Lewis), Alex Krickhan, Morgan Gentry and Carlie Gentry; a brother, Charlie Gentry (Trudy) and several nieces and nephews.

Roger was a truck driver for ABF and proudly retired with 30 years of service and many many miles behind him. He enjoyed picking his guitar, watching the Atlanta Braves play, and keeping up with his lifelong friends.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 11:00 am at Roberts Memorial Park in Arden with Pastor Roger Rearden officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Long Shoals Baptist Church in care of Roberts Memorial Park, 661 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: August 24, 2023 11:00 am

Roberts Memorial Park
Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Keith & Cyndi,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord provide you comfort and strength during this very difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss.
    Gary & Becky Ballard

  2. Dear Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Roger, but we must keep in mind that this world is not really our home. Roger is in the home that the Lord Jesus had prepared for him now. There is coming a day that is closer than we think when we will see him again. I worked with Roger very many years at ABF I was one of his dispatchers. He was a fine and very professional driver and he was a fine Christian man. Roger and I even played guitars a little bit together there in the warehouse at ABF. I pray the sweet Holy Spirit of God will embrace you dear family in His loving and comforting arms and give to you all His sweet peace that passes all of our human understanding during this time. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord I pray. Amen

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