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Billy G. Gentry

Jan. 15, 1945 – Feb. 6, 2022

Billy G. Gentry passed from this world into the hands of HIS loving Saviour, Jesus The Christ, on February 6, 2022. He heard Jesus say, “Well done! Come Home my beloved son. Your work is finished. Enter into your eternal rest.”

Mr. Gentry was born on Jan. 15, 1945 in Tippecanoe, Ohio to the late Darwin Gentry and Buna Vesta Palk Gentry. He proudly served his country in the US Army.

Everyone who had any association with “Mr. Bill” was impressed by his kindness & skills as a builder of homes and men. He was a soft spoken gentleman who always served others before himself. He loved working with the men of Bible Study Fellowship for past 20+ years as assistant Class Administrator. He loved to sing Christian music, was often called “The Music Man” and would burst into song backing up scripture. While much more can be said about this gentle giant, Mr. Gentry preferred to stay in the background. He always left each person with a word from Jesus.

We are so blessed to be a part of the Colonial Hills Baptist Church Family, and Eagle Creek Grace Bible Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Akers Gentry; Jackie’s son, Andrew D. Hawley; Jackie’s daughter, Amanda Hawley Voeller; Bill’s son, Darek (Shelli) Gentry; grandson, Kasey Gentry; granddaughter, Sydney Gentry; brother, Vernon M. Gentry; sister, Joan (Richard) Ruzick-Bibb; and brother, Terry Gentry.

While we would like to list everyone in his wonderful family individually, Mr. Gentry has gone ahead of 14 extraordinary nephews & nieces.

A celebration of life service will be planned for the future.

Memorial contributions may be offered to Colonial Hills Baptist Church Missions, 8140 Union Chapel Road, Indianapolis, 46240. Condolences can be made online at www.randallroberts.com.