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 www.pancan.org.