Paul Dean Gentle

Paul Dean Gentle, 80, passed away Thursday Oct. 7, 2021, at Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation.

Graveside service will be held Monday Oct. 11, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Edgewood Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Evelyn Lemons officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to Monday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Gentle was born in Wilkes County on March 26, 1941, to John and Leah Benge Gentle. He was an avid lover and picker of bluegrass music.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.

Mr. Gentle is survived by his wife, Linda Gentle, of the home; one daughter, Paula Mitchell (Dennis) of King; one son, Eric Gentle (Traci), of Wilkesboro; one grandchild, Jordan Mitchell (Olivia) of Winston-Salem; three sisters, Bobbie Blevins (Joe), Nancy Bishop (Doug), Kay Durham (Reece); and two brothers, Wayne Gentle (Floy) and Charlie Gentle.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4675 Dundas Dr., Greensboro, N.C., 27407.

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