James Gentry, II

Obituary of James T. Gentry, II

James Tuck Gentry II, 60, of Lexington, SC died on July 11, 2020. James was born on March 31, 1960 in Wurtzburg, Germany. He is the son of JT Gentry and Loretta and Doug Horton.

James is survived by his wife Peggy Gentry, his daughter Katie Gentry, his sons Jeremiah and Tanner Gentry (wife Breck Gentry), and his step daughters Chelsea Brewer (husband Jimmy Brewer) and Maggie Albert. He also leaves behind his sisters Carolyn Gentry, Laura Mullis, and Paula Talley. James will be missed by his grandsons Jax and Leo Blackmon who lovingly referred to him as "Duke". He was also known "Punkie" to his nephew Tracy Mills (wife Ashley and children Elias and Willa), Nicole Jordan (Ashton, Kiah, and Nevaeh), and Chris Jordan. He is reunited with his father JT Gentry, his nephew Thomas Mills, and his brothers-in-law Mike MacGregor and Mike Mullis.

James had a personality that could not be matched.  He was a supportive and loving husband, a caring and encouraging father, an adoring grandfather, protective brother, loyal son, and a “Spunky Unkie Punkie.”  He was an avid college football fan who loved the Carolina Gamecocks, he rooted for the Kansas City Chiefs, and he enjoyed playing golf. He retired from the Physical Plant Services at SCDMH in 2018 and worked part time at the Country Club of Lexington. James lived life the way he wanted with no explanations and no excuses. He had balls and ankles of steel and a middle finger he loved to share.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, SC Chapter, or The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation.  Links and addresses will be provided below:

Scleroderma Foundation, South Carolina Chapter

713-D East Greenville t, Box 194

Anderson, SC 29621

(864) 617-0237



Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation



The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Korrapati with Lexington Oncology, the physicians at Columbia Nephrology and to all who have supported us.

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Thompson Funeral Home Chapel of Lexington
4720 Augusta Road
Lexington, South Carolina, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Thompson Funeral Home Chapel of Lexington
4720 Augusta Road
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
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