Willard "David" Gentry passed away on March 19, 2020 at the age of 80.
He was the beloved husband of Patricia "Pat" Gentry of New Melle, Missouri; He is survived by his four sons, Mike Gentry, Matt (Jennifer) Gentry, Mark (Amy) Gentry, Mitch Gentry; two daughters, Kathy (Dave) Bamert, Maggie (Kerry) Robinson; 20 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen (Ralph) Reynolds, JoAnn (the late Gerhard Flegel) Flegel; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; He is preceded in death by his father, Willard Roy Gentry, mother, Helen Delores Broadwater.
David was with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District from December 1,1966 through July 1, 1993. He was the President of local #1930 IAFF. David was a devoted member of Immaculate Heart of Mary and of Knights of Columbus in New Melle. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, The CDC guidelines has required that Pitman Funeral Home limit the number of family and friends to be present at the visitation and funeral service. We, the family, understand that you may want to be with us during our time of loss, but for safety reasons, we understand your absence. Pitman Funeral Home offers other options on their website through condolences, sympathies, donations and flowers as an expression of your sympathy. Thank you for your concern and consideration.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to St. Vincent DePaul Society at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
Visitation is limited to immediate family only with a private burial.
A Memorial Mass will be offered for Dave at a later date so that all who loved him may participate.