Lewis Davis Gentry

March 3, 1920 ~ November 30, 2019 (age 99)


Lewis Davis Gentry: Born: March 3, 1920 in Cookeville, TN. Died: November 30, 2019 in Lakeland, FL. Known as L.D. by family & friends. Lakeland resident 70+ years.

Preceded in death by wife Mary Beasley Gentry of 65 years & siblings: Jewell Raulerson, Mildred Judd, Hester Gentry, and James Gentry.

Surviving siblings: Conrad Gentry, Bobbie Woodard, and Wilma Amison. Children: Lavenia Flatt, Lavon Gentry, and Betty Stillwell. Grandchildren: 8, 7 surviving; Great-grandchildren: 13; Great-Great Grandchildren: 1.

Education: B.S., M.Ed. degrees; member - ATA Fraternity (prof. educ. agricultural org.) Army: WWII (1942-1945); supported war effort. Conscientious objector due to his Christian faith valuing the sanctity of all life. Served as medic, cook, & chaplain’s assistant. Served in Philippines & New Guinea. School Teacher – Polk County Schools, FL – 30 years. Retired 1982.

Faithful, active Member – Church of God – 80 years. Clerk of church – 15 years; Adult Sunday School Teacher 25 years; Prison Ministry; Tract Ministry. Gideons International member & Bible outreach 50+ years; Gideon officer – South Lakeland branch.

Services will be held on Monday December 9, 2019 at Together Church,
6725 N. Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, service will begin at 11:00 AM.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or
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December 9, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Together Church
6725 N Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809

December 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Together Church
6725 N Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809


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Lakeland, FL 33812

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