Billy Gentry

Date of Death: Jul 18, 2021
Billy Gentry

1943 - 2021

Billy Gentry, 78, of Waupun, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, July 18, 2021.


Billy was born July 1, 1943 in Arkansas. He married Virginia Overton. Billy served in the US Navy in Vietnam as a medic and later as an instrumental mechanic. Billy moved to Wisconsin and worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections where he obtained the rank of sergeant. Later he married Alice Buhrow. Billy was a member of the Waupun American Legion and VFW. He was very involved at Faith Baptist Church in Waupun. He enjoyed being around people.


Billy is survived by his two daughters: Lisa (Billy) Gentry, and Mimi (John) Jorgenson; a son, Bruce (Kathy) Elvers; four grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Garry (Snookie) Gentry and Jerry (Terisa) Gentry: three sisters: Tami Hevener, Debbie White, and Barbara Smith; and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 2012; and two brothers: Bobbi and Michael Gentry.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Billy Gentry will be held Monday July 26, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Rich Biermann officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Terisa Gentry Says: July 23, 2021 at 7:27 am

    I didn’t know him real well but in that short time I so enjoyed talking to him. He like his other brothers had a great laugh and a warm heart. I appreciate his time he spent in the military serving our country! May he rest now from all his duties, and have a beautiful eternity walking and talking with our Lord Jesus Christ.

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