Jackie “Jack” B. Gentry

Jackie “Jack” B. Gentry, 84, of Hazen, passed away in his home surrounded by family on Monday, January 1, 2024. He was born in Lonoke County on February 22, 1939, to Kenneth and Prudie Gentry.

Jack married Evelyn Adams in 1985 in which 38 years of precious memories were made and will be cherished forever.  Having been the Mayor of Humnoke, Arkansas, Jack proved that he loved serving his community. He also worked at Riceland Foods before leaving to work at Comet Rice Mill.  Later, he went to work for Brett Caleb Intertek Rice Lab. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, canning, and being with his family. His entertainment and happiness came from the time spent with his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren that he loved dearly. Although we like to think we were all loved equally by Jack, everyone knew Madi could always get her way.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Prudie Gentry; four sisters, Juanita Loftis, Irene Risner, Janie Williamson and Carolyn Gentry; two brothers, C.L. Leker and Sonny “John Paul” Gentry; and three grandsons, Bryce Mashburn, Anthony Mashburn, and Christopher Mashburn.  Left to adorn his memory are his wife, Evelyn Adams Gentry of Hazen; daughter, Donna Hendricks of Tollville; two stepsons, Ricky Mashburn of Jonesboro and Mike Mashburn of Stuttgart. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and sister, Margaret Rainey of Combine, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at Centerpoint Cemetery on January 20th at 11am.

The family sincerely appreciates all the prayers, visits, calls, texts, food, and love that has been shown to the family not only during Jack’s sickness but also during this time of his passing.

6 thoughts on “Jackie “Jack” B. Gentry”

  1. Bobbie Guffey Meiner

    Evelyn, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bobbie Guffey Meiner

    Evelyn, I was so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Aunt Evelyn you and your family as well as Jacks family and friends are in my prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  4. So sorry to hear about Jackie’s passing. I know you were really close and this will leave a hole in your heart. But we are promised another reunion and that can comfort us in these difficult times. I am praying for your peace. Love y’all, Linda Waddell

  5. So sorry Evelyn for such a loss in your Heart right now, praying for healing and peace and comfort from the Holy Spirit to substant you in such a hard time. As for Jack I have never had a man show such welcomeness as you did for me and cry when I had to leave . I am so sorry I couldn’t make it back to visit with you again before you left our presence. Just know I will do my best to watch over Evelyn, she is so strong but our support will get her through the pain she is experiencing at this time. Thank you Jack for your kindness and caring love you shared with me. You and your mom and Curt have much to share. Love and miss you !

  6. Evelyn, sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time & always.

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