Football Coach Bill Gentry - Biography 4

Bill Gentry's Family & Legacy

 

Bill died on June 21st, 2020 at age 93. He is survived by his wife Mary (a fellow teacher whom he married in 1951), two sons, a daughter, and six grandchildren (Grandson Zach Gentry continues the football legacy as a tight end with the Pittsburgh Steelers). 

As written in his Albuquerque Journal obituary, 

 

"Aside from the coaching career, Bill loved being a father and a grandfather. After retiring, he spent a lot of time with his family and would later become the biggest fan at all of his grandkids' sporting and life events.  He loved spending time in the outdoors and looked forward to the annual "Big Trip", where the family enjoys a week in the mountains of Colorado fishing and camping."

"His persistent, tough mentality carried him all the way through. Despite lifetime hardships, he was able to find unbelievable success and raise a beautiful family whom he whole-heartedly loved while creating a fantastic career. He will leave those nearest him with an endless amount of love, laughter, and memories which will be treasured and cherished forever."