Eddie Gene Gentry was born February 6, 1930 in Mansfield, the son of Charles Henry and Minnie Lee Pettigrew Gentry. A Methodist by faith, Eddie served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired after 23 years of service and was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. Eddie has made his home in Bellville for the past fifteen years where he has been a resident of the Colonial Belle Nursing Home since 1996. He passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2004 in Bellville at the age of 74. Graveside service was held Monday, August 9, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Houston National Cemetery located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive in Houston with the Rev. Bobby Ferguson officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.
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