Gentry, Clifford Wayne – Obituary

Union, Oregon

Clifford Wayne Gentry, 76, of Union, died March 20, 2001, at his home.

A memorial service will be scheduled later. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande.

Mr. Gentry was born Sept. 8, 1924, at Baker City to Ruben and Ethel (Ingram) Gentry. He attended school in Halfway before moving to Pilot Rock, where he graduated from high school.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served during World War II on PT boats along with the late President John F. Kennedy. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Mr. Gentry began driving truck. On Aug. 7, 1959, he married Janice (Van Horn) in Baker City. He retired in 1986. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and shooting pool.

Mr. Gentry is survived by his wife, Janice Gentry of Union; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Debi Gentry of Myrtle Creek; two grandsons; a brother, Bill Gentry; numerous nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Contributions in Mr. Gentry’s memory may be made to the Veterans Hospital in Boise or to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Health Services in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 30, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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