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George Wiley Gentry (1929 - 2011)

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George Wiley Gentry
1929 - 2011
Born
March 11, 1929
Death
April 19, 2011
Last Known Residence
Okolona, Clark County, Arkansas 71962
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George Wiley Gentry was born on March 11, 1929. He died on April 19, 2011 at 82 years of age. We know that George Wiley Gentry had been residing in Okolona, Clark County, Arkansas 71962.
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George Wiley Gentry, affectinately called "Drop Out George," passed away quietly on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his mother Alberta Bailey Gentry and father Ruby Gentry. Born on March 11, 1929, in Okolona, Arkansas, he attended Holly Grove Schools. He lived in Flint, Michigan and worked at General Motors until retiring after 28 years of faithful service in 1982. He loved writing, gardening and singing gospel music. George had a transferable enthusiasm for life, evidenced over the last few months as he maintained a positive outlook throughout his challenging ordeal, always encouraging family and friends to do the same. He was the oldest of ten siblings. He was preceded in death be his brother, John Gentry, and his sisters, Lois McNeal and Eddie Henderson. On December 15, 1956, he married Ruth (Deloney) Gentry, they did not have children. However, during vacation time, they took a special interest in their niece, Mimi Henderson and in mentoring their nephew Stacey Ross. On April 2nd, 2002 at 5:30AM-CST George W. Gentry made his first international radio broadcast of 'Exposing The Unexposed' over WWCR. Frequency 5.070 was the dominant frequency during the radio broadcast all the way up to February 14th, 2010. The following Sunday February 21st, 2010 the radio broadcast took place on 4.775. And the last radio broadcast took place February 28th, 2010 on 4.840. Due to malfunctioning cassette tape recorders George was no longer able to record the regular audio messages for broadcast on WWCR. George decided to end the broadcast run. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Gentry of Okolona, Arkansas; brothers James Gentry, Mac Gentry and Calvin Gentry of Flint, Michigan; Loyd Gentry of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; sisters Ruby (Chester) Karim of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Fay (Freddie) Carter of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; brother-in-law Albert Deloney of Flint, Michigan; sister-in-laws, Stella Baker of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Nella Bates of Flint, Michigan; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
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George Wiley Gentry, affectinately called "Drop Out George," passed away quietly on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. He was preceded in death by his mother Alberta Bailey Gentry and father Ruby Gentry. Born on March 11, 1929, in Okolona, Arkansas, he attended Holly Grove Schools. He lived in Flint, Michigan and worked at General Motors until retiring after 28 years of faithful service in 1982. He loved writing, gardening and singing gospel music. George had a transferable enthusiasm for life, evidenced over the last few months as he maintained a positive outlook throughout his challenging ordeal, always encouraging family and friends to do the same. He was the oldest of ten siblings. He was preceded in death be his brother, John Gentry, and his sisters, Lois McNeal and Eddie Henderson. On December 15, 1956, he married Ruth (Deloney) Gentry, they did not have children. However, during vacation time, they took a special interest in their niece, Mimi Henderson and in mentoring their nephew Stacey Ross. On April 2nd, 2002 at 5:30AM-CST George W. Gentry made his first international radio broadcast of 'Exposing The Unexposed' over WWCR. Frequency 5.070 was the dominant frequency during the radio broadcast all the way up to February 14th, 2010. The following Sunday February 21st, 2010 the radio broadcast took place on 4.775. And the last radio broadcast took place February 28th, 2010 on 4.840. Due to malfunctioning cassette tape recorders George was no longer able to record the regular audio messages for broadcast on WWCR. George decided to end the broadcast run. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Gentry of Okolona, Arkansas; brothers James Gentry, Mac Gentry and Calvin Gentry of Flint, Michigan; Loyd Gentry of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; sisters Ruby (Chester) Karim of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Fay (Freddie) Carter of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; brother-in-law Albert Deloney of Flint, Michigan; sister-in-laws, Stella Baker of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Nella Bates of Flint, Michigan; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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George Wiley Gentry died on April 19, 2011 at age 82. He was born on March 11, 1929. We are unaware of information about George's surviving family. We know that George Wiley Gentry had been residing in Okolona, Clark County, Arkansas 71962.
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In 1929, in the year that George Wiley Gentry was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1935, at the age of only 6 years old, George was alive when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1976, at the age of 47 years old, George was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1980, at the age of 51 years old, George was alive when on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1995, by the time he was 66 years old, on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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