Gentry service slated for Thursday
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
– A public celebration of Troy' Gentry's life will take place on Thursday at noon at the Opry.
Gentry, who was one-half of Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash on Friday afternoon, while on his way to a concert in Medford, N.J. A member of the duo for 19 years,Gentry was 50.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The TJ Martell Foundation or American Red Cross for hurricane relief.
The service will be streamed live online. Details can we found on the website below.
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