Gary V. Gentry
Gary V. Gentry, 65, Valley Falls, died Thursday, July 26, 2018, at his home, after a courageous, 10 year battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 28, 1952, at Topeka, the son of Marvin and Louise Warren Gentry. He graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1970 and received a business degree from Emporia State University in 1976. Gary was a purchasing agent for Salisbury Construction and Industrial Supply, Topeka. Prior to that he worked at Knox Contractor Supply, Topeka. Gary was an avid sports fan and was a member of the Valley Falls Athletic Association. He married Lorraine Simons, Nov. 24, 1979, at Valley Falls. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, of the home; his son, Brian (Megan) Gentry, Scott City; his daughter Michele (Darren) Pittenger, Salina; two sisters, Arlene Gunnels, in Georgia, and Merlene Smith, Topeka; and six grandchildren, Nicholas Domann, Kearstin and Jarrett Pittenger, and Kendall, Peyton, and Blakely Gentry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Louise Gentry. A Celebration of Life Service was held on July 28 at Kearney and Son Construction, 15156 K4 Hwy,, Valley Falls. The service was conducted by Bill Simpson and Tracy Streeter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Falls Athletic Association in care of Mercer Funeral Home, Box 6, Valley Falls, Ks. 66088. Online condolences are welcome at www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.