8/7/1947 - 8/1/2020


Michael Jennings Gentry (aka Papaw, Fixer of Things and Magoo)


Michael Jennings Gentry, 72, of Maypearl, Texas, retired from the city of Worth and most recently working at Autozone in Midlothian, died Saturday, Aug. 1 2020, after a battle with COVID-19.


Michael was born Aug. 7, 1947, to Wanda and Porter Gentry in Bryan, Texas. He graduated from Bell High.


Mike was in the Army from 1968-72. He received a bachelor of psychology, electronics and telecommunications. He was a member of Milestone Church in Midlothian.


Mike enjoyed working on cars, especially with his youngest son Jeremy. He enjoyed playing with his grandkids and his grandpup. He loved spending time with his mom just talking and, of course, watching their favorite show Wheel of Fortune. He enjoyed aggravating and making us all laugh.


He loved his wife Toni dearly. Every day when he came home, he would ask her "How’s my beautiful amazing wife?"


He was extremely proud of his oldest son, Shawn, and enjoyed bragging about all his accomplishments. He loved his baby girl. He called her "Daddy’s Princess" no matter her age. He loved all his kids and enjoyed laughing with them and helping them any way he could. Mike enjoyed helping anyone fix anything.


Mike survived by his mother, Wanda Gentry; his wife, Toni Gentry; his brothers, Daniel Gentry and wife Pat, and Kenneth Gentry and wife Candy; his sons, Shawn Gentry, Jeremy Gentry and Lindsey; daughter, Jessica Santana and Corin Santana; stepdaughters, Jennifer and Jaime Cade; and 11 grandkids, five nieces and one nephew.


He was preceded in death by his father, Elton Gentry; and grandsons, Dustin and Dylan Darouse.


A memorial service is set for Saturday, Aug. 22, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.


Arrangements especially for the Gentry Family by Wayne Boze Funeral Home 1826 W. Hwy 287 Business, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. (972) 923-2700.