William E. "Bill" Gentry
William "Bill" "Big Pops" Gentry, 81, of Fairfield, Alabama went home to be with Jesus 2/7/2014 at UAB West. He was ushered into the presence of Jesus around 11:40am.
Funeral services will be held at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home Pleasant Grove, AL at 2pm on Feb 10, 2014. The family will receive family and friends at 1 pm at the funeral home.
Daddy is proceeded in death by Gail Wagner Gentry his wife of 49 years.
He was born in Clanton, Alabama the youngest son of Phillip and Dora Willis Gentry. He is preceded in death by his brothers Charlie, James and Paul Gentry and his sisters Estelle Gore Glenn and Louise Maudling.
He is survived by his daughters Billie Lynn Davis and her husband Richard and Tena Renae Thrasher and her husband Kevin; Grandchildren William Davis, Rachel Thrasher Lightsey and her husband Billy Joe, Brandon Thrasher; great grandchildren Noah, Ashlyn and Bentley Davis, Gracelynn Shackelford, Haley Thrasher. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews which he loved like his own children and many loving friends including Helen Englebert and Jared Robinson who took such wonderful care of him during his battle with Alzheimer.
Daddy loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed swimming, camping, NASCAR and football (especially Alabama Football). He spent his time going to museums, zoos, aquariums, amusement parks with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
While we celebrate his life we also rejoice that in his death he is victorious. He has moved to his eternal home in Heaven. We will miss him but know we will see him again. And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.Revelation 21:4
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Sav-a-Life Bessemer Alabama or Land Purchase fund at Grace Baptist Church Lagrange GA.
Charles & Becky Smith
Billie& family we are thinking of youll & still praying for you
Richard and Billie Davis
See you in Heaven daddy
Allyson Murray Johnston
I love you Uncle Bill. You have a special place in my heart. I will see you again in heaven.
My thoughts and prayers are with Tena, Billie and family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Almighty God will soon fulfill his original purpose and eliminate sickness, death, tears, and pain. (Revelation 21:3-5) May this prospect bring you comfort during this difficult time.