Loyd Raymond Gentry, 80, of Kansas City passed away peacefully Monday, December 26, 2016. Loyd was born February 8, 1936 in Smithville, MO, son of Loyd and Helen (Moore) Gentry, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Liberty High School and William Jewell College and attended seminary at Texas Christian University Brite Divinity School. He was ordained at Liberty Christian Church in 1962 and served at National Avenue Christian Church in Springfield, MO from 1962 1969 and the First Christian Church of Aurora, MO from 1969 1975. Loyd was the senior Minister at Fairview Christian Church for 27 years, retiring in 2002. His ministry included many interim pastorates following retirement at communities surrounding Kansas City. In 2012 he celebrated 50 years of ministry and in 2013 he received the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Minister Emeritus award. Loyd was involved in Community actives including the North Kansas City School District, Youth Friends, Drury College School of Religion Board, Girls Scouts and Salvation Army. He was recognized as the Gladstone Citizen of the Year in 1992. Loyd was a founding member and Past President of the Gladstone Rotary Club and proud recipient of two Paul Harris Fellow awards. He served as Chaplain of Ararat Shrine Temple for many years and was honored to receive Chaplain Emeritus status earlier this year. Survivors include Loyd's wife of 51 years, Lillian (Heldstab), daughter Barbra (Rob) Campbell, son Michael, and many loving cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, Dec. 29 th with a memorial service at 10:30am on Friday, Dec 30, both at Fairview Christian Church, 1800 NE 65 th St, Gladstone, MO. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be made to Fairview Christian Church, Shriners Hospital for Children or Gladstone Rotary Club. Arrangements under the direction of White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone, MO. www.dwnwhitechapel.com Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home & Cemetery, Dignity Memorial