Ephiram Gentry, Jr.

2020-01-04T15:36:05+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

Ephiram Gentry, Jr. 87 of Wise, VA formally of Maidens, VA passed away at Holston Valley Hospital Kingsport, TN on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife Eva A. Gentry; three sons Jimmy, Roger,and Danny Ray Gentry; one daughter Grace Clark; Father and mother Ephiram Sr. and Gelina Cox Gentry. He is survived by two son’s Ronnie C. Gentry (Barbara), Rodney L. Gentry (Nancy); two daughter’s, Tammy J. Blevins (James), Marian A. Powell (Preston III);  seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; one great great granchild.  Family will receive friends at Lacy Funeral Home Mineral, VA Monday, January 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. A committal service will follow after the visitation at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Gentry Family Cemetery Bumpass, VA.


  1. Paul Pierotti January 4, 2020 at 3:39 am - Reply

    👼may God be with you in heaven poppa Jr Gentry, I have and will miss you pop I have always loved you , and I am glad you were in my life I will miss helping you cut , splitting wood & gardening and helping you with the yard work. Thanks for teaching me what you knew , love and support over the years I will miss you and my grandma Ruby at least you will be together again, love Porter , Stacy Pierotti

  2. Melissa Blevins January 4, 2020 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Pops words can’t describe the pain our family is feeling but knowing your watching over us makes it a easier. After 34 years apart you and granny are finally together again. I know that’s a home coming you been waiting for. You will forever be missed and held is our hearts. Rest Easy Pops…Until we meet again. Love you big. Your granddaughter

  3. Tammy Blevins January 4, 2020 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Any of Ruby’s family is NOT welcome at my dads service. THANKS…

    • J January 7, 2020 at 12:58 am - Reply

      Ruby’s family loved him just like he was ours I find he would have welcomed any of her family there. This is harsh to post. May you RIP Jr.

      • Melissa January 9, 2020 at 4:19 pm - Reply

        AGREED. Sad that people act this way.

        • Paul Pierotti January 16, 2020 at 2:45 pm - Reply

          Yep sad it’s not right how people act , I loved him he will always be my grandpa Jr . The fact about my grandma Ruby she took care of him from the day they got married till the day she died, If it were not for her you all would have been paying for his funeral , further more the night my grandma was in the hospital suffering be death your family was ransacking her house going through her stuff you greedy people. The truth shall set you free.have a blessed day

          • Sheryl Tate January 16, 2020 at 10:20 pm

            AGREED!!! Grandpa Jr. was not technically my blood, but he was the only Great-Grandpa that I knew and grew up with. From the time I was born I went over to Nanny’s and saw them both all the time!!! To me he was my real Great-Grandpa and my daughter’s real Great-Great-Grandpa!!! He loved me and my daughter, Heidi Marie, as if we were his own blood Granddaughters!!! And we loved him the same!!! I miss his special hugs!!! We saw and visited him and my Nanny Ruby as much as we could and I know my Nanny loved Grandpa Jr. and did anything and everything for him!!! I love my Grandpa Jr. and my Nanny so very much!!! ❤️❤️❤️

          • Doug January 21, 2020 at 6:25 pm

            Greddy people after 30 years he had less then 500 dollars were did all the money go you people so think about that

  4. Marian Ann Powell January 4, 2020 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Daddy I miss you I love you I’m your baby girl . I know you are stacking your wood and planting your 300 tomatoe plants and cabbage. Drinking coffee with Mommy and the boys and Grace sitting on the porch. I Love You !!!

  5. Tammy Blevins January 22, 2020 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    You are always the ones that was greedy took everything that my dad owned and he was none of y’all’s grandpas he was nothing to y’all except for just Ruby’s husband we was never nothing but a bunch yeah I was the one I got it allWhat about all the money you’ll get it when she passed away what leaven thousand dollars that wasn’t enough for you

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