Ronald Gentry, 77, of Sheridan, passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel.

Ron was born Sep. 20, 1944, in Noblesville, a son of the late Bob Gentry and Betty Denim. He was married to the love of his life, Judy Lutz for 52 years. She preceded him in death Aug. 16, 2014.

Ron worked in the cleaning room at the Ford car plant. He loved watching NASCAR, along with spending time in his pole barn.

Survivors include his daughters, Kimberly Gentry and Stacy Roemer and grandchildren, Halie Cope (Steven Maddox-Batz), Cody Cope, Travis Gentry, Josh Needler, Nathan Long, and Jeanna Long.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ron was preceded in death by his daughter, Carla Gentry and siblings, Kaye Gentry, Bob Gentry, and Pam Hobbs.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the American Legion Lebanon Post 113, 1020 Hendricks Drive, Lebanon, IN 46052.

Memorial contributions in Ron’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Boone County, PO Box 708, Lebanon, IN 46052.

Final care of Ron has been entrusted to the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message at