James Warren Gentry


Obituary Notice

James Warren Gentry, 56, of Little Rock died Tuesday, March 16, 2004. He was born in Blytheville, AR to James Merritt Gentry and Betty Jane Warrington Gentry. After graduation from Wilson High School and before attending UCA at Conway, Jim served in the U. S. Navy, stationed in Norfolk, VA. during the Vietnam War. He was a Little Rock Realtor, serving on the Ethics Committee of the Little Rock Board of Realtors and was a Lifetime Million Dollar Producer. He spent many volunteer hours at Children's Hospital. Jim loved people and they responded to his never ending good humor. 

He is survived by his wife, Shelley Smith Gentry, his mother, Betty Gentry of Holly Grove, AR, two sons, Patrick Ryan Gentry and James (Jay) Warren Gentry, Jr. and his wife Rhonda, all of Little Rock, one granddaughter, Alexis Gentry and nine brothers and sisters, Brad Gentry, Blake Gentry, Raymond Gilbrech, Ron Gilbrech, Mary Beth Thompson, Marilyn Cox, Yvonne Sullivan, Rick Gilbrech and Jeff Gilbrech. He was preceded in death by his father. Jim gained great love and support from the friends of the Bill W. family. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church by Rev. Jeffery T. Warrick and Dr. Jeffery B. Hampton Memorials may be made to the AA Central Office, 7509 Cantrell, Ste, 106, Little Rock, AR 72207. Cremation and memorial services are arranged by Ruebel Funeral Home. 

Register Book

  • "It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.... Serve and thou shall be served." 
    --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Frank Pritchett, a friend of Bill W.
    personal computer consultant 
    Little Rock AR  
    Email: fprit@aristotle.net 
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mike and Larita Berg 
    Little Rock, AR
  • You and your family are in my prayers. Jim and I attended UCA together and I was so sorry to hear of his death. He was a great guy! As well, I grew up right around the corner from where you all live.
    Paula Pendergrass Allen 
    Little Rock, AR 
    Email: pallen333@comcast.net 
  • Jim was such a mentor to me and I'll miss him so much. We will all miss him.
    Kristi Burnett 
    Little Rock, AR 
    Email: kristib@cei.net 
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim helped us with a property sale and his wonderful sense of humor made it a pleasure.
    Melody and Steve Stanley 
    Development Director P.A.R.K. 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: msstanley@positivekids.org