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Thomas Ray Gentges
Thomas "Tom" Gentges, age 68 of Bonnots Mill, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Thomas was born May 23, 1946, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Joseph and Rose Mary (Jaegers) Gentges.
Thomas was a 1964 graduate of Fatima High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
On April 11, 1970, he was united in marriage to Sharon Boyce in Jefferson City. She survives of the home.
Thomas was a member of the Teamsters and later worked for Osage Vans (Industries) before retiring in 2002.
Thomas was a member of the First Baptist Church of Linn and American Legion Post #317 in Freeburg.
He enjoyed working on his farm, fishing, camping, gardening, and restoring old trucks. He took great pride in his yard and garden. Thomas enjoyed helping others. His greatest joy was being surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 44 years, Thomas is survived by: one son, Kurt Gentges and his wife Karen of Westphalia; three daughters, Kim Bowden and her husband Matthew of Hartsburg, Karla Schaefer and her husband John of Jefferson City, and Kelly Moeller and her husband Craig of Bonnots Mill; two brothers, Richard Gentges of Loose Creek and James Gentges of Bonnots Mill; one sister, Generose Dudenhoeffer and her husband George of Bonnots Mill; ten grandchildren, Logan (Alora) Gentges, Brent (Meghan) Gentges, Mackenzie Bowden, Tanner Gentges, Morgan Bowden, Halie Moeller, Madison Bowden, Hannah Moeller, Joseph Schaefer, and Harper Moeller; two great grandchildren, Livia Gentges and Jace Gentges; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Keller and Virginia Kirsch.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Linn with Rev. David Krueger officiating. Interment will follow in the Shirley Cemetery with full military honors.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Missouri Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Fund or the Shirley Cemetery Fund.
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you continue to feel God's presence.
John and Jill Grellner May 27 2014 12:00 AM
My love goes out to all those survived by this amazing man. Uncle Tom took the time to talk to and listen to all, young and old. And as a kid, that always made an impression on me. I wish only for peace for him now.
Tammy Mead May 27 2014 12:00 AM
Sharon & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and keep you close.
Debbie Gentges Nilges May 25 2014 12:00 AM
Sharon and Families: We offer our sincere sympathy to you and your families. May God give you strength to accept His Will. God bless.
Jim and Yvonne Hoerschgen May 25 2014 12:00 AM
Tom was the ultimate family man. There can be no better compliment on a man's life.
Jim Karasiewicz May 25 2014 12:00 AM
Tom was one of those we meet in the walk of life that will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks for all the help, Tom. You will be missed.
Gail Helmig May 24 2014 12:00 AM