Andres Dewayne Gentry

Born: Tue., Nov. 20, 1990
Died: Fri., Oct. 25, 2013


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 30, 2013
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Location: Abundant Life Church

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Our hearts are heavy and we will miss him so.  Andres’ can never be replaced nor will he ever be forgotten.  His legacy will live on thru us all.  Tears of joy will be flowing, laughter will fill the air as we continue to celebrate his life wishing the entire time he was here.


Andres’ made his earthly transistion on Friday, October 25, 2013 in Huntsville, Alabama alongside his life long friend, Mr. Dezmond D. Dennis.


Dres was preceded in death by maternal grand and great grandparents, Linda Smith, Ed and Bertice Bolden, Norma and John Celaspie.  Also by his paternal grand and great grand parents, Eddie Lee Rudolph, estella (Madea) Rudolph, Charlotte and Jake Brookins and Pandora Bradford.


Mr. Andres’ DeWayne Gentry (Dres) was born November 20, 1900 to Mr. Victor Dewayne Smith and Ms. Lisa Michelle Gentry.


During his life he was blessed to have met a lot of loved ones while being educated in the Alabama Public School Systems including Greenville High School, Greenville, Alabama and Pell City High School, Pell City, Alabama.  He was further educated at Northwest Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals, Alabama while on a full basketball Scholarship.


Dres was a gifted and talented young man.  His passions included making and listening to music, following the University of Alabama’s football and basketball programs and playing basketball.  He was afforded the opportunity to play Amatuer Athletic Union (AAU) basketball with the Birmingham Ace, Birmingham, Alabama, coached by Ava and Aime Herndon.  He has played basketball across the country and has been seen by thousands of players and coaches.  During his junior and senior years of high school, he was nationally ranked by as one of the top guards in the country.  Lastly, he was employed by J. T. L. Solutions, L.L.C. in Huntsville, Alabama.


To know Andres’ was to LOVE Andres’ because he loved all his family and friends from the very depth of his soul.  Dres was a loyal and faithful man to the people in his life.  He had confidence, charisma, charm, style and an attractiveness that would draw you into his world.  Because of this, he has touched so many by his actions, thoughts, words and deeds.


Andres’ leaves so many great memories to be cherished by his devoted partents: Victor and Dana Smith, Lisa and Rodney Glaspiei; Four sisters: Victoria Gentry, D’AhaGlaspie, ChelseyGlaspie and Journey Smith; One brother and three chosen brothers: Christopher Glaspie, Marquize (Shanelle) Reynolds, Demarreo and Deangelo Carter; One nephew: Dallas Jamel Gentry; Grandmothers: Estella henricks and Dorothy Haskins; Grandfather: James Foster Smith; Fiance’: Ja’Koli Lowe; chosen children: Haillie and Julius Stephens; Four uncles: Steve (Rita) Smith, Sr., Van (LaConya) Smith, Sr., Larry Smith and Christopher Bradford: Four aunts: Kimberly (Jamar) Hogg, Amy Davis, RichellaBradford and Peangelia Dixon; God Mothers: Jennifer Simpson and Amy Dennis; along with a host of special cousins, great aunts, uncles, friends, basketball teammates and coaches from The Birmingham Ice, Greenville High School, Pell City High School and Flora McDonald Prepatory School, North Carolina.


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Sherry Sellers
   Posted Mon October 28, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with ya'll at this difficult time.
Love you girl,
Sherry Sellers

Coretta and Jaime Clayton
   Posted Mon October 28, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. He was a really good friend to us and a good person in general. A true angel and he will never be missed. We will continue to pray everyday for you all and know that God is going to be with you through this difficult time. We love you all and God bless.

Susan Haney
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers and thoughts.

Laura C. Hawthorne
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
To the Smith &. Gentry family, so sorry for your horrible, horrible loss and praying for the man's family who caused such a terrible thing for their lives will be changed forever also.We are also praying for Dre's friends family also.We love you.Your Birmingham ,Al. Family.

Maxine L. Young
   Posted Wed October 30, 2013
Rodney and Lisa. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. There are few words that can somfort you in such a time as this, but know that God is always near and He will hold and keep you in his arms. Know that He will supply you with all the strength you need. Be blessed.

Pam Coyner
   Posted Wed October 30, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray that He will comfort you in this difficult time.

Jan Huys
   Posted Thu October 31, 2013
Rodney and Family,
My heart goes out to you and yours during this difficult time. May God bless you.

A Friend
   Posted Sun January 19, 2014
To the family of Andres Dewayne Gentry:
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Many have found comfort in the pages of God's word the Bible (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). In God's word we find the promise that we can be reunited with our loved ones (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15). The Bible tells us where this happy reunion will take place (Psalm 37: 11, 29; Matthew 5:5). We are told why we die (Genesis 3:17-19; Romans 5:12), and that Jehovah, the God of the Bible, will end death forever (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3,4). For more information please visit the website

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