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Mr. Gentry was born in 1948 in Marshall Texas. Mr. Gentry lived in San Antonio until February 1958 when his family moved to Natalia. He graduated from Natalia High School in 1967. Mr. Gentry was a member of the US Navy from 1967 until 1971. He received an honorable discharge and achieved the rank of Petty Officer third class, E4. Mr. Gentry joined the San Antonio Police Department in 1973 where he worked for 31 years before retiring in 2004. Mr. Gentry is married to Marilyn Gentry and they have four children Richard, Gordon Jr., Jason and Kristi. He also has 10 grandchildren.
All of his children are graduates of Natalia High School. Richard, class of 1995, Gordon Jr., class of 1997, Jason, class of 2000, and Kristi, class of 2001. Mr. Gentry received his bachelors degree from Texas State University in Applied Arts and Science with a minor in Criminal Justice. Mr. Gentry previously served on the Natalia ISD board from 1990 to 2000 and was a driver education instructor for the Natalia and Devine area. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Natalia.