SIKESTON - Everett "Candy Man" Anthony Gentry, 77, died at 6:25 a.m. Oct. 20, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston
Born June 21, 1926, at Mound City, Ill., to the late Geneva Lewis and Everett A. Gentry Sr., he was employed by Proctor-Gamble in Kansas City as a warehouse worker for 30 years. Moving from Kansas City to Sikeston in 1988, he was a member of the Gospel Assembly and served in the Navy and in the Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He had been a resident at the Sikeston Convalescent Center since 1999.
On Sept. 27, 1943, at Charleston, he married Mary Allene Barnwell, who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth Everett and Nancy Gentry of Odessa; one brother, Charles Gentry of Deepwater; and one sister, Pearl Cavender of Kansas City, Kan.; and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Visitation is from noon until time for services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The Rev. Bobby Mouser, pastor of the Gospel Assembly in Sikeston, will officiate assisted by the Rev. Encil Adams, pastor with the Gospel Assembly of Paducah, Ky.
Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Moriah-Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mount Moriah Cemetery.