Obituaries 7-16-19

Roy Thomas

Roy Thomas, 66 of the Center Grove Community passed away July 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home With Travis Thomas and Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery in the Shiloh community.

He was born Oct. 16, 1952 in Detroit, Mich. He was employed at Fleetguard for 47 years. He went on staff for UAW in Nov. 1995 as a union organizer and then became UAW Community Action Program Representative in Oct. 2002 and served until he retired in Dec. 2017. He was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by brother, Estel Ray Thomas.

Surviving relatives include: parents, Oplis Thomas and Jean Thomas; son, Kevin Roy Thomas and wife, Marie Thomas of Gainesboro; daughter, Jennifer A. Sparks of Cookeville; grandchildren, Jacob Stephen Sparks, Riley MaKaye Thomas and Reece Maureen Thomas; and many friends.

Patsy Ann Gentry

Patsy Ann Gentry, 76, of Gainesboro passed away July 5 at her residence. Funeral services were held July 11 at the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville with Bro. Kelly Campbell and Bro. Buddy Johnson officiating. Interment was on July 6 in the Long Branch Cemetery in the Roaring River community.

She was born Oct. 20, 1942 in Mayfield, KY. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ernest Roscoe Goodwin and Martha Jerline Goodwin; and brother, Ted Mason Goodwin.

Surviving relatives include: husband, James Gentry of Gainesboro; son, Chet (Pam) Gentry of Cookeville; daughter, Tracy (John) Kiser of Fulshear, Texas; grandchildren, Nathan (Megan) Gentry of Cookeville, Ben Gentry deployed U.S.M.C in Japan, Jake Gentry of Cookeville, Philip Gentry of Cookeville, Clara (Matt) Boepple of Fulshear, Texas and Jordyn (Louis) Judge of Marietta, Ga.; great grandchildren, Gwen Gentry, Amelia Gentry and Evelynn Rose Boepple; sister, Judy (Vance) Weatherspoon of Waverly; sister in law, Charlotte Gentry Burks of Monterey; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our many friends and relatives for all the kindness and sympathy shown us during the sickness and death of our precious one, Shirley Grogan. We would especially like to express our thanks to all of you for the prayers, beautiful flowers, memorial gifts, food that was brought to our home, cards of sympathy and the delicious meal that was prepared by the McCoinsville Church after the funeral, also to Jimmy and Linda Anderson and the staff at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, you went above and beyond for us at this most difficult time. You will have a place in our hearts forever. Thank you Dr. Tim Adams for remembering Shirley in such a wonderful way. She loved you very much. These deeds of kindness will be remembered forever.

May God bless each of you,

Bruce Grogan and Shane, Layton and Joy Grogan and David and Jeanetta Johnson.




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