Mr. Jerry L. Gentry, 69, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 10:43AMMonday, October 21, 2013 at the FortMadisonCommunityHospital.
He was born on May 30, 1944 in California. He is the son of Homer Leon and Frildo Chewning Ikerd. On March 6, 1965 he married Anna “Maisie” Benda in DallasCity. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2011.
Jerry worked as an automotive technician for Knutstrom Chevrolet in Stronghurst, IL for many years. In 1985 he began working at Shottenkirk in Ft.Madison, retiring in 2009. Also, he and his wife owned and operated the Double G Restaurant in Ft.Madison from 1981-1992. Jerry enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, playing pool and especially spending time with his family.
Mr. Gentry is survived by his father of DallasCity, two sons, Darin Gentry of Ft. Madison and Bryon Gentry of Ocean Springs, MS, one grandson, Trevor Keith Gentry and one sister Shawna Britton of Tomah, WI.
He was preceded in death by his mother, wife and one sister, Linda Nylin.
Services will be held at 2:00PMSaturday, October 26, 2013 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity with Rev. Jim Luder officiating. Burial will be in the HarrisCemetery, DallasCity. Friends may call after 3:00PM Friday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00PM. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.