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William "David" Gentry

William David Gentry was born in Little Rock on September 9, 1949 to William Norton Gentry and Margaret Whaley Gentry. He passed away January 20, 2018 at the age of 68. He is survived by his sister, Susan Gentry Nimmo of Naples, Florida, three nephews, Oliver Culley of Olympia, Washington, Peter Culley of Zelienople, Pennsylvania, and Timothy Culley of Portland, Oregon, and six great nieces and nephews.

He was a life-long advocate for the rights of disabled persons, as he was afflicted with both deafness and cerebral palsy. He overcame these obstacles by graduating from the Arkansas School for the Deaf and by receiving three college degrees, one from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, and two from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was also an avid Arkansas Razorback fan.

He and his parents were also life-long members of First United Methodist Church in Little Rock where he joined the Credo Sunday School Class.
Contributions may be made in his honor to First United Methodist Church of Little Rock.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held Friday, January 26 at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery after the reception.

Condolence Book

"I need two or three Condolence books for our Arkansas School for the Deaf/ Museum. I am working a memories for A.S.D staff and students. Our ASD/Museum address is Sandra L Harris,Arkansas School for the Deaf/ Museum,2400 West Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Thank you,Sandra Harris"

Sandra L Harris | LITTLE ROCK, AR

"David was a good friend. He will be missed. Condolences to Susan and the boys. He loved his family and was excited to hear about their lives and all the new children."
Carol Jones | N. Little Rock, AR


I have not seen David for quite some time, however, each time I would see him I would "sign" with him. The beautiful smile he created when he saw me was a gift that only GOD could establish. His smile said everything. David's place in heaven will be wonderful as he will be whole again and will walk and talk with the Lord.

Dr. "Bunny" Brown and June"

Dr. and Mrs. H.F. "Bunny" and June Brown | Little Rock, AR

"So sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the words spoken
in Isaiah 25:8 8 He will swallow up death forever,And the Sovereign Lord
Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people
he will take away from all the earth,For Jehovah himself has spoken it."

DW | , TN

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