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Roger Nowlin Gentry


Funeral services for Roger Nowlin Gentry will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at J.E. Keever Mortuary. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Keever Mortuary. Burial will be at Myrtle Cemetery. Roger. Gentry, 58, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at his home after a sudden illness. Born Dec. 28, 1959, he was the son of the late Charles E. Gentry Sr. and Mary Helen Nowlin Gentry. Roger served as Advertising Manager and then Circulation Manager for The Ennis Daily News. After he left the Ennis Daily News, he worked for Payne Metal Works of Ennis and concurrently operated his own business, Gentry Services. He began working for N-Line Traffic Maintenance, then AWP, Area Wide Protective, where he was Facility Manager. Roger continued working there until the time of his death. Roger enjoyed giving his time to the children of the community through Ennis Little League. Roger was a sports enthusiast and attended thousands of high school football, basketball and baseball games throughout his lifetime. He loved sports so much he worked many years as a basketball referee, volleyball referee, and baseball umpire from Little League through college level. Roger loved playing dominoes and cards, particularly spades and even had his father’s knack of knowing which cards and dominoes had been played, often to the dismay of their stumped opponents. Roger established some of his own traditions with his children, playing trivia games, fishing, barbecuing and smoking meats, and hunting at their deer lease every fall. Pallbearers will be Roy Pippin, Gary Tidwell, nephew Micah Fox, Pete Monreal, BG Smith, cousin Les Gentry, David Montelongo, Billy Jack Winchester. Honorary Pallbearers will be his children: Meredith Gentry Andersen, Christopher Bouchillon, Jonathon David Gentry, and Roger Nowlin Gentry II(Lin). Survivors include his wife, Pamela Smith Gentry of Ennis; daughter, Meredith Gentry Andersen, and husband, Derek Andersen of Fort Worth; three sons, Christopher Bouchillon and wife, Milissa, of Canfield, Ohio, Jonathon Gentry and wife, Danielle, of Corsicana, and Roger Nowlin Gentry II and wife, Crystal, of Ennis; grandchildren, Delaney and Dempsey Andersen; Alexandra, Abigail and Elijah Calvin Bouchillon; Brayden and Olivia Gentry, and Evan and Cadence Crowley; His Mother, Mary H. Gentry, a brother, Charlie Gentry of Dallas; two sisters, Kathleen Gentry Fox and husband, Dudley Fox, of Ennis, and Peggy Gentry Phillips of Carrollton; and several nieces and nephews. Roger was predeceased by his father, Charles E. Gentry, in January 2012. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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