Robert Delane Gentry was born February 8, 1946 in Winnfield and he passed away, surrounded by his family, on March 28, 2013 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. Mr. Gentry, a welder by trade, was preceded in death by a son, Robby Dean Gentry; his sister, Mary Beth Brister; and his in-laws, Paul Land Johnson, Sue Doyon and Camille Doyon.
Mr. Gentry is survived by his wife Debra Dianne Gentry of Rayville; a son, Zebulon Paul Gentry and his wife, Angela of Rayville; three daughters, Robin Wiggins and her husband, James of Rayville, Ginger Hackler and her husband, Donnie of Katy, Texas and Pam Gentry Moore and her husband, James of Monroe; seven grandchildren, Josh Banks and his wife Ashley, Mallory Williams and her husband Jared, Mallory Murphy, Savannah Hackler, Olivia Gentry, Mason Gentry and Jamie Wiggins and his wife Tammie; four great-grandchildren, Torie Josie Wiggins, Jordanne Wiggins, Hayden Banks and Macon Williams; his father, Melburn Adair Gentry of Monroe; his mother and step-father, Pearline Brister and Homer Dean Brister; and two brothers, Wayne Brister and his wife, Beverly of Hannibal, Mo., and Barry Brister and his wife Tami of Sterlington.
Serving as pallbearers are Jared Williams, Eugene Francois, Jerry Gentry, Josh Banks, Jamie Wiggins and Chad Givens. Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Hackler, James Wiggins, James Moore and Carl Murphy.