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A veteran of World War II Melvin J. Gentry, 91, of Plain City, Ohio, passed died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Annabel Gentry; children, Charles “Bill” (Jean) Gentry, David J. (Gladys) Gentry, Sue (Joe) Liggett; grandchildren, Anna (David) Trager, Bethany (Ted) Wightman, Jarred Liggett; step-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Stafford, St. Joseph, and Jean Ridge, Sandy, Utah; and a brother, Henderson Gentry and wife, Allie, of Ava.
He was a member of Linworth Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. He retired from Worthington Steel and was a member of York Lodge #563 F. & A.M. Scottish Rite and York Temple Shrine.
Graveside service was 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, in Chapel A at Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio, under direction of Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington, Ohio.
Contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 in his memory.