Farron Webb Gentry

- March 20, 2024

Farron Webb Gentry, age 56, of Barboursville, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born on January 4, 1968 in Richmond, Virginia, to the late Sidney Allen Gentry and Fannie Mae Howell Gentry. In addition to his parents Farron was preceded in death by his wife, best friend and soul mate Brenda Lee Gentry and we can only imagine their reunion when he arrived in heaven. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Willie Gentry; sister, Vivan Jordan; and granddaughter, Emma Raine Gentry.

Farron was a devoted husband, father, Pop Pop, brother and diehard Pittsburg Steelers fan. He was an MVP basketball and soccer player in high school and went on to become a beloved basketball, football and baseball coach for many years with baseball being his first love. He has always been loved and admired by all the kids he has coached, supported and worked with throughout the years especially the “Greene Machine” family. It’s safe to say that his love for Jesus, family and sports were his life. #TEAM JESUS

Farron is survived by his son, Jordan Gentry and his wife Katlyn Gentry; his daughter, Brianna Gentry (daddy’s little girl); sisters, Deborah Hickman and Lynn Birckhead; brother, Brien Pugh; granddaughter, Oaklee Grace Gentry (his ray of sunshine); and two special kiddos, Trevor and Ellie; along with his nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, many friends and special longtime friend, Melissa Snow. He is also survived by his four-legged best friend, Cash. 

Services will be held at Solid Rock Full Gospel Church, 3580 Spotswood Trail, Barboursville, VA 22923 on Friday, March 29th at 11:00 am with Pastor Larry Morris officiating. From the church, services will conclude at Holly Memorial with an urn interment. A visiting hour for family and friends will begin at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, in memory of Farron Gentry and in honor of Oaklee Grace Gentry.