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Harry Arnold Gentry

Harry Arnold Gentry Sr., 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home in Morgantown.

He was born June 22, 1928, in Indianapolis, to the late Cecil and Lena (Tungett) Gentry.

Harry attended Indianapolis Public School No. 16 before going on to serve with the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean War with the U.S. Army.

After his service to his country, Harry married Dorthea M. Lewis on Sept. 25, 1954, in Indianapolis. She survives after 59 loving years.

Harry retired in 1993 from Amtrak in Beech Grove as an air brake carman after 30 years of service. After retirement, he worked for the Little Nashville Opry in Brown County for more than 13 years as a custodian.

He was a member of Morgantown Gospel Lighthouse Church and enjoyed woodworking, bird and squirrel watching and visiting with friends for breakfast at Bernie’s Restaurant in Morgantown.

Harry is survived by his wife; children, Christena Gentry and Mark (Holly) Gentry, both of Morgantown, Sharon Kay (Bruce) Fox of Jasonville and Harry (Wanda) Gentry Jr. of Franklin; a brother, Virgil (Pat) Gentry of Florida; six grandchildren, Norman Fox and Raylee Fox, both of Worthington, Joseph Gentry of Franklin, Jeffrey Thomas of Palm Harbor, Fla., Amber Thomas of Martinsville and Rusty Gentry of Indianapolis; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Luelenn Marie Gentry, on Feb. 28, 1997.

The Rev. Mike Wagner will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at Morgantown Gospel Lighthouse Church, 340 Hoosier St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Feb. 15 at the church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor Harry to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

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