Rev. Lewis Orus Gentry, 71, of Prescott, Arkansas passed away on March 25 at Baptist Health in North Little Rock.
Lewis was born on Jan. 24, 1950 in Nashville, Arkansas to the late Irene and Robert Gentry. He served as a pastor in the Southern Baptist Church.
Lewis was a Godly man who loved his family. Being one of the seven Gentry boys was very important to Lewis. He was very proud of his brothers and all of their accomplishments.
Lewis was a great athlete. He was a member of five state championship track teams and he was an all-state fullback for the undefeated 1967 Stamps Yellow Jackets.
Lewis married Nina Coats on August 19 1972, the love of his life for 48 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and a Masters in Divinity from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary.
Lewis became an ordained minister in 1976. He served in the mission field for three years and worked as a pastor for 45 years. He was also a teacher for several years.
He is survived by his wife Nina Gentry, his two sons, Philip Gentry (Tarah) of Delight and Daniel Gentry of Chicago, IL, brothers Bobby Gentry (Mapra) of Bentron, John Gentry (Dianne) of Hope, Dennis Gentry (Annette) of Mineral Springs, Gary Gentry of Stamps, Ralph Gentry (Rita) of Saginaw, TX and Anthony Gentry (Angie) of Hope, four grandsons, Tyler Gentry of Monticello, Rhett Gentry of Magnolia, Dawson Gentry of Delight and Andrew Gentry of Monticello, and great granddaughter Adalyn Gentry of Monticello.
A memorial service will be held on April 3rd at Marlbrook Baptist Church in Blevins, Arkansas at 2 p.m.