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Douglas Randall "Randy"  Gentry

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BORN: Monday January 19, 1942
DIED: Monday May 27, 2013


Saturday June 1, 2013
10:00 AM
Rest Haven Memorial Park
2500 State Hwy. 66 East
Rockwall, TX   75087



Douglas Randall “Randy” Gentry, age 71 of Lavon, TX, passed away May 27, 2013.  He was born January 19, 1942, in Omaha, TX, to Royce and Mabel Gentry.  Randy graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, NM, in 1960, and joined the United States Air Force one week later.  He served as a Russian Language Specialist in the Air Force until 1964.  While residing in northern Virginia he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and also graduated from the Washington Academy of Radio & T.V. Broadcasting. 

Randy began his career in broadcasting where he was program director and morning air personality in Newport, VT.  In June, 1979, he and his family moved to Abilene, TX, where he was the morning air personality on KRBC.  He also co-hosted the popular T.T.O. morning talk show with Bob Test.  Randy branched out into advertising sales and upon retirement had worked for virtually every radio station in the Abilene area in sales, broadcasting or management.  Randy and his wife of 29 years, Jan, retired east of the Dallas area in Lavon, TX, in 2008.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife: Jan; three sons: Stefan Gentry & wife Kori of Lubbock, TX, Ryan Gentry & wife Cathy of Dallas, TX, and Dustin Gast & wife Alana of Dallas, TX; grandchildren: Kristian, Karter, Khloe, Alexis and Heather; brother: Ron & wife Kathy of Virginia; sister: Kaye of Florida; niece Niki of Virginia; and many other friends and relatives. 

Graveside services under the direction of Rest Haven Funeral Home will be held 10:00am, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Rockwall, TX.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at

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I had the pleasure to have worked alongside Randy during his career at KRBC Radio.  He was a fine man and a dedicated broadcaster who loved radio and it showed in everything he did.  Many found memories remain of his T.T.O. work and it is impossible to remember him without it bringing a smile to your face.  We will miss you Randy, but know that we are all better people for you being here.

Sent by: Downing A. Bolls, Jr.


So sorry to hear of Randy's passing.  It's been about 25 years since we were with him but really enjoyed our together at the family reunion in Brownwood.  We had a family skit and he was the MC and did a great job.  Was lots of fun!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 

Sent by: Shirley Gentry Indgjer/Jim Indgjer


The world will not be the same without Randy.  Though your heart grieves, take comfort in knowing that he has journeyed to a better place. Embrace his memory and remember the good times.  It will help ease your aching heart.  All of our love,

Sent by: Ron and Jeanne VanderRoest


Randy and I were the two oldest grandchildren. He was the oldest grandson and I was the oldest granddaughter. He was always my favorite cousin. It has been years since I saw him and I am so sorry he was so sick.

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you!

Sent by: Janice Gentry Chatterton


Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you.  It is never easy saying "farewell........for a while."  Cherish the memories and know that you have been blessed through the years you had together!

Love to all,

Sent by: Pam (Gentry) and Donnie Wyles

We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every prayer and thought.
Sent by: Yvonne Ozuna & Mary Gonzales


My thoughts and prayers are with you.  May God wrap his arms around you with a big warm hug.  Cherish your memories. 

Sent by: Alice Callaway

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