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Dale Bennett Gentry

Dale Bennett Gentry, “D.B.” “PaPa,” 86, of California, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, 2017.

Dale was born in California and raised in foster care.  He was a veteran of the Korean War where he was a staff sargent with the U. S. Marine Corps and served as a radio/signalman.  Dale retired from IBM at age 59 after 30–plus years of service.  He was an avid gardener and card player.  He loved the outdoors and fishing.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Bernice Gentry; and his brothers, Norman, Donald and Dana Gentry.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Jean Anderson Gentry; sons, Ronald D. Gentry, Gerald K. Gentry and Dale A. Gentry; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his brother, Ronald Gentry and his sister, Winnie Allen.

Private family services will take place.

Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, Tenn., are in charge of arrangements,  www.clickfuneralhome.com.

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