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Gary K. Fentress, 77, died Friday February 17, 2017. He was a resident of Sellersburg, IN. He was a native of Jasper, Indiana, the oldest son of Victor Ray and Mary Frances (Jones) Fentress.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William "Tiny" and baby sister Verla Rhea.
Giving thanks for Gary's life: Mary Jo, his wife of 56 years, sister Brenda Hampton and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Gary attended Faith Community Church, a source of solace and comfort. He spent part of his professional career in a number of Cadillac businesses, retiring from the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation as a field representative. He was a model airplane enthusiast.
Gary was a member of Jeffersonville Lodge #104 serving as Worshipful Master, Secretary and Treasurer for over 25 years. He was a 33rd degree Mason, Scottish Rite (Indianapolis); past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council Indiana; past Royal Patron in the Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Royal Patron, Grand Court, Order of the Amaranth (Kentucky); past Grand Prelate, Grand Commandery, Indiana; past presiding officer New Albany York Rite Bodies as well as a number of other Masonic and charitable organizations.
He will be greatly missed and loved always. "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die."
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Market St. Chapel of Seabrook, Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes in New Albany (1119 E. Market St., New Albany) Masonic services will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Market Street Chapel with entombment to follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gary's name to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation and/or Kosair Charities.
Published on February 20, 2017
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