Terry L. Gentry, 72, of Port Clinton, and formerly of Put-in-Bay, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born in Fostoria on June 14, 1941, the son of Myles and Hazel Gentry.
Terry was the owner and operator of Gentry Tool & Die, Port Clinton, for 54 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Port Clinton, and served on the council of the Village of Put-in-Bay for six years.
Active in Masonic organizations, Terry was a member of Science Lodge 50, F. & A.M., Sandusky; Port Clinton Chapter 267, Order of the Eastern Star; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo; and Zenobia Shrine, Toledo. He was a three-time Governor of Moose Lodge 1610, Port Clinton, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2295, Port Clinton, and Port Clinton Elks Lodge 1718. Terry was also a social member of the Port Clinton V.F.W. Post 2480, and was a former member of the Crew’s Nest, Put-in-Bay. Terry enjoyed fishing and was the proud owner of several Lyman boats over the years.
On June 26, 1976, he married the former Carol Meyer, and she survives. Also surviving are his step sons, Chad Smith of Sandusky, and Ryan Smith of Columbus, Ohio; his sister, Sharon (Robert) Crickshank of Dover, Mass.; step grandchildren, Andrew and Kyle Smith; and his favorite sister-in-law, Debra Meyer of Fremont.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton, with the Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, the Humane Society of Ottawa County, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Port Clinton. Condolences may be shared with Terry’s family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.