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DAYTON — Arnold Tom Gentry Jr. passed away April 27, 2021, at his home in Dayton, Tenn.

Tom was a longtime resident of Rhea County. He worked for IT as a computer

programmer, NCR in North Carolina, retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and

after that had his own consultant company. He loved flying his plane, riding his

motorcycle, and camping.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Thomas Gentry Sr. and Treva Jackson

Gentry and brother Jimmy Gentry.

He is survived by his wife Mary Gentry of Dayton, Tenn.; step-son, Teddy Paul (Rhonda) Manning of Bellville, Ill.; brother, Dwight (Gail) Gentry of Charleston, Tenn.; sisters-in-

law, Linda Gentry, Spring City, Tenn., and Stephanie (Terry) Elsea, Spring City, Tenn.; grandson, Tripp Michael Manning of Bellville, Ill.; nephew, Dean Allen Gentry (Lisa), Ga., and niece, Ashley Smithey (Blake), Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

There will be a private family service.

Visitation is Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m.