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John Vernon Gentry

Male 1915 - 2004  (89 years)


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  • Name John Vernon Gentry 
    Born 11 Mar 1915  Arthur, Parks Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jul 2004  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Velma Cemetery, Velma, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Was staying with his Uncle at the time of the 1930 census.

      1930 census Stephens Co. OK East 1/2 of King Twp., ED 69-10 Sheet 3B 46/51

      Gentry, Edgar J., MW 49 M 29 TX MS IL
                   Frances, wife FW 38 M 18 OK TX TX
                   William T., son MW 19 S OK TX OK
                    Mary T., dau. FW 18 S OK TX OK
                    John V., nephew MW 15 OK TX OK

      The Duncan Banner

      Sunday, July 25, 2004

      John Vernon Gentry

      March 11, 1915 - July 22, 2004

      VELMA - Service for John Vernon Gentry, 89, of Velma, who died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Duncan Regional Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Velma Baptist Church with the Rev. Cody Deevers officiating.

      Burial will be at the new Velma Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. All visitation will be at the Velma Chapel.

      Gentry was born March 11, 1915, in Arthur, to Frank M. and Ada (Jones) Gentry. Both his parents preceded him in death.

      Gentry was a retired farmer/rancher, who served as a Stephens County Deputy Sheriff for eight years. He was a member of the Velma Masonic Lodge and Red Red Rose.

      On April 16, 1934, John married Allene Riggs in Duncan. He was a member of Velma Baptist Church.

      Survivors include his wife, Allene Gentry of the home; three daughters, Agatha June McNeill of Denton, Texas, Aurelia Gail Patton of Ardmore and Frankie Kay Sims of Sulphur; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

      Pallbearers will be Jim Patton, Bob Sims, Perry McNeill, Kent Pogue and Lloyd Ely.

      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Velma Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 249, Velma, OK 73491.
    Person ID I6173  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2016 

    Father Franklin Melton Gentry,   b. 24 May 1880, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1928, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Ada Carol Jones,   b. 1880, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1929  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1905  Arthur, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CHICKASAW NATION MARRIAGES ARDMORE COURTHOUSE GROOM INDEX 1895 - 1907

      THRELKELD, W R 23 TRAWICK, IDA 24 23 DEC 1900 ALMA

      TRAWICK, G A 28 McCAULEY, BELLE 19 13 JUN 1902 ALMA

      GENTRY, FRANK M 35 JONES, ADA 26 17 SEP 1905 ARTHUR

      CANDREN, THOMAS 23 GENTRY, CARRIE 21 13 FEB 1896 DUNCAN

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgarvin/kinard/chicmarriageindex.htm
    Photos
    Gentry, Franklin and Ada, ca 1905
    Gentry, Franklin and Ada, ca 1905
    Franklin Melton Gentry and Ada Carol Jones were married on 17 September 1905 in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.
    Family ID F1106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nellie Allene Riggs,   b. 5 Jul 1916, King, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 2016, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1934  Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The Duncan Banner, Sunday, April 8, 1984

      Anniversaries (Picture of Allene and John)

      Velma--In celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Gentry will be honored at a reception from 2 to 4 pm April 15 at the Velma Baptist Church. John and the former Allena Riggs were married April 16, 1934, in Duncan. They are lifelong residents of Stephens County and now live on a ranch east of Duncan. They have three children, June McNeill of Stillwater, Rhea Patton of Ardmore and Frankie Sims of Davis. Hostesses fro the reception will be their daughters and their husbands. All friends are cordially invited to attend. (Courtesy of Lynell Cordell)
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Aurelia "Rhea" Gale Gentry,   b. 23 Jul 1938, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 2009, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F3144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1915 - Arthur, Parks Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Apr 1934 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jul 2004 - Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Velma Cemetery, Velma, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gentry, John Vernon and Allene (Riggs)
    Gentry, John Vernon and Allene (Riggs)
    Front of Marker
    Gentry, John Vernon and Allene (Riggs)-Back
    Gentry, John Vernon and Allene (Riggs)-Back
    Back of Marker

  • Sources 
    1. [S532] Cordell, Lynell Gentry-Family Researcher P.O. Box 1992 Duncan OK 73534-1992 Correspondence, Gedcom, Family Group Sheets, Email.