Thomas Martin Gentry, 75, passed away October 28, 2020 following a lingering illness. "Tom" was born on May 18, 1945 to the late Norman and Della Gentry of West Jefferson.
For many years, Tom was a Master Wood Carver and world renowned patternmaker for the furniture industry. He retired from Carving Craft of Hickory. Tom is survived by his wife, Joyce Gentry, of the home, three Sisters, Betty Moretz of Lincolnton, Lois Greene Rutherford College, and Jewel Houck of West Jefferson, a daughter, Tammy Gentry, and two granddaughters, Cara Gentry and Hannah Tucker. In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his son Timmy Martin Gentry and a brother Dewey Gentry.
A "Celebration of Life" Memorial will be held Sunday, November 8th, at 2pm at Discovery Church, 2201 Startown Road, Newton, N.C. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Discovery Church Building Fund.
The Gentry family has entrusted arrangements to the Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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