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Dr. C.E. “Doc” Gentile November 29, 1934 - June 2, 2020

Dr. Charles E. “Doc” Gentile, age 85 of Ozark, Missouri passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 29, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Charles and Aimee Mae (Waterberry) Gentile. On January 23, 1960 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Radford in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

On February 17, 1954, Doc entered the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for four years. In 1964, when Doc and Evelyn arrived in Ozark, the town population was only 1500 people. Doc joined a bowling team at the Ozark Bowling Alley to meet residents and the first introduction lead to many lifelong friendships. Doc was a longtime resident and Chiropractor in Ozark after practicing for 3 years in Laurel, Mississippi. Doc was continually active in the community and over the years he was a local bank board member, a Mason, a City Council member and a member of the Lions Club. He was also an honorary Christian County Deputy and the first C.P.R. instructor for the sheriff’s department under Sheriff L.E. Buff Lamb. Doc was dearly loved and will be sadly missed.

Doc is lovingly survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn, two daughters Chris Ronen and husband Brent of Nashville, Tennessee, Brenda Keeler of Ozark, Missouri; one son Charles E. Gentile Jr. and wife Karen also of Ozark Missouri; two grandchildren Justin Gentile and wife Joy, Brittney Forstrom and husband Jake; step-grandchildren Andrea Rupp and husband Josh, Brad Carnes and wife Emily; two great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; special niece Carolyn Wood and children Brandy and Travis; special nephew Jerry Radford and wife Diane and other special relatives. Doc was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Kevin Keeler, nephew Quincy Wood.

Through the years, Doc and Evelyn shared several trips and good times with Lyle and Betty Mabe of the Baldknobbers. He was also one of the first audience members to be brought on stage to be serenaded at the Baldknobbers Show. There were trips, escapades, business ventures, ping-pong, horseshoes and card games with Doc’s best friend and partner in crime Jim Tinker.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Barnes Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu and Matt Essick officiating, burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday evening in Barnes Family Funeral Home. Online condolences maybe shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com

Under the latest Coronavirus Pandemic, Barnes Family Funeral Home is under the guidelines of NFDA and the state governed mandate policy regarding COVID-19. Therefore, our limitations are implemented as no gatherings larger than 20 people and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet. Our obituaries will be updated according to the progress of our mandates and information regarding our families wishes. With these safety measures we are obedient to others and consider safety and laws first. Our staff is working with others to expedite this situation and continue serving our community with care and compassion for their loved ones. During this most difficult time, our blessings and dedication will always come from our hearts and placing our families needs first. Our online condolences and website is always available and suggested as a method of correspondence with the family, www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com


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    Cherlyn Miller says

    Brenda and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Betty Howard says

    Evelyn, my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time of loss. I remember Chuck as being so kind and very funny. I pray for you have peace as you walk through this time of sorrow.

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    Kimberly (Holzschuher) Boyd says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Nat Sprague says

    I am proud to call this good man my friend. May he rest in the loving arms of our Lord.

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    Mary Grace Gentile says

    Evelyn and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of our dear cousin, Charles. Our prayers are with you, Chris, Brenda and Charles and families. Love to you all. Mary Grace, Nita, Nettie and A.J. Gentile.

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    Bill & Penny Stroud says

    Aunt Eve, Chris, Brenda, Charles, & families.
    Your in our thoughts & prayers. 🙏
    RIP Uncle Chuck…

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    Sue Bailey says

    My condolences to the whole family. Praying that God gives you all peace & strength as you all go through these tough times. Love to all.

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    LV and Joann Hersh From Ollie Iowa says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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    Melissa Sixkiller says

    Comfort and peace to the whole family. Is there an organization that the family would like a donation made in his memory?

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    Marsha Roussell says

    Doc was always nice, wherever you saw him. I know he will be missed. I appreciated him in his chiropractor office and enjoyed visiting with him at GSBank. Prayers for the family.

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    Karen Bell says

    Evelyn our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time of great loss. What a wonderful man and Doctor he was. My mom Nellie Smith went to him for 40 years. I went to him for over 20. Prayers .

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    Karen Bell says

    Evelyn and family our prayers are with you for this great loss of such a wonderful person and doctor. My mom Nellie Smith went to him for over 40 years and I went for over 20 years. Always had a smile on his face.

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    Jim, Shelby, Alex and Katie Bauer says

    Evelyn, our family is thinking of you and your family. Especially Chris and Brittney, as they are a special part of our lives. I know Doc was a precious part of your family and will be so missed. Continued prayers for you all.

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    Cathy Horsey says

    Chris, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are in my prayers.

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    Mike Wright and family says

    Evelyn and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you , Doc will always be remembered as a kind and good man by all who knew him .

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    LaWana Craigmyle says

    Evelyn, Chris, Brenda and Charles, my heart breaks for you all. You were a second family to me growing up and such a big part of my wedding, I am praying for Gods strength and blessing on all of you. I loved Doc and his smile. I love all of you still tho life takes us in different ways. LaWana

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    Randy Elliott says

    Sorry to hear of your loss of a great man. Prayers for the family.

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    Winson & Joyce Slavens says

    Charlie, so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers for you and your family.

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