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Balsam Baptist Church
Monday January 20th, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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Balsam Baptist Church
Monday January 20th, 2020

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Danny Lee Gentry

Danny Gentry, age 70, of Waynesville, NC went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Paul and Viola Gentry. Danny loved his Savior Jesus Christ and was a member of Balsam Baptist Church of Balsam, NC. He was retired as a self-employed distributor in the dairy industry. He dearly loved his family along with his two dogs; Precious and Missy. He also loved to hunt, but fishing was his true love. Danny was a practical joker who enjoyed making others laugh. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers; Dale and Ronnie Gentry. Danny is survived by four sons; Brian (Amanda) Gentry, Nathan (Reagan) Gentry, Michael (Courtney) Gentry and Ethan Gentry, six grandchildren; Taylor Varner, Mattie Gentry (Dylan Hall), Blake Gentry, Canaan Gentry, Payton Gentry and Gracie Gentry and two great grandchildren; Zaylon Michael Varner and Robert Tyler Lee Wilson. One brother; Carroll (Nancy) Gentry and numerous nieces and nephews also survive as well as Barbara Nicholson, loving mother and grandmother to their children who was a loving caregiver to Danny in the last years of his life. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm Monday, January 20, 2020 at Balsam Baptist Church in Balsam, NC with Rev. Greg Cullen officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Danny’s memory to: Balsam Baptist Church general fund, PO Box 280 Balsam, NC 28707. Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC is serving the family.

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Brian, and all family, I enjoyed working with Danny at Pet Dairy for several years, even if I had to get up at 1:00 AM to run his route in Clyde & Canton. A good man and well liked by all. God's peace be with you. David Young

David Young Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Danny at Autumn Care. I had the joy of having him come into our facility for rehab several times over the past few years and we all loved to see him come in! He made everyone laugh and he was family to us at Autumn Care! I loved to go in and visit with him and talk to him about life. He was quite the jokester as well! To hear of his passing causes me deep sorrow for I had grown very close to him over the years. I take joy in knowing that he is in a better place! I will miss him dearly!! Connie Cochran

Connie Cochran Jan 18 2020 12:00 AM