Joe Dunn Gentry Jr.

On Monday, November 14, 2022, Joe D. Gentry, Jr., father of 4 boys, grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 10, passed away at the age of 86.Joe was born on January 15, 1936 in Luxora, Arkansas to Joe, Sr. and Bessie Arnett. Joe graduated from the University of Mississippi where he met and later married Carolyn Edwards.

After Carolyn passed in 2001, Joe married Carmel Walker in 2003, and they’ve been married ever since. Joe served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years before retiring as a Major. He had several different jobs after the military but the job he loved the most was establishing and running the drug rehabilitation program at the Polk County Jail in Bartow, Florida. Joe loved to play golf, watch football and baseball, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals.

He loved coaching youth baseball and football. He had a great smile, loved to meet and talk to people. He showed his affection by playfully teasing anyone about almost anything. Joe is best remembered for his homemade chocolate chip cookies. There was always a bowl of cookie dough in the refrigerator. He would eat a couple of fresh hot cookies and milk with his fruit of the season for breakfast and dessert before bed almost every day, as long as we (the boys) didn’t eat all the cookie dough.

Joe is survived by his wife, Carmel, his sisters, Clementine and Anita, his sons, Scott (Karen), Kyle, Cameron, and Eric (Theresa), his grandchildren Robyn, Kelli, Shelby, Logan, Blake, Dustin, and Savannah Lei and his 10 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Joe Sr and Bessie, his wife of 43 years, Carolyn, and his granddaughter Savannah Marie Gentry.

His service will be held on Monday, November 21st at 10:00 A.M.. at the Clary Funeral Home in Alton, MO.
Joe will be buried 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 3rd in Kissimmee, Florida at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery next to Carolyn and Savannah Marie.

Most Popular

Multicultural festival at Dr. Phillips Center this weekend

The Seneff Arts Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will host its fifth annual Multicultural Festival this weekend.

73-year-old Eustis man missing out of Kissimmee

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help to locate a 73-year-old man who has been missing since Thursday afternoon.

21-year-old motorcyclist killed in Seminole County accident

A 21-year-old man was killed last night after his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle while he was attempting to turn.

Orlando officials break ground on new fire station

On Tuesday, November 22, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando Fire Chief Charlie Salazar, and members of the Dover Shores community celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Orlando Fire Department Station 11.

65-year-old man killed while crossing U.S. Hwy 1

A 65-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed while he was attempting to cross U.S. Highway 1 on Wednesday.

P is for Pie cites staff shortage, supply chain costs in closing bakery after 10 years

A bakery in Audubon Park has served up its last slice of pie.
Orlando
overcast clouds
71.4 ° F
73.4 °
69.6 °
94 %
2.2mph
100 %
Sat
80 °
Sun
85 °
Mon
77 °
Tue
79 °
Wed
81 °