Garry Lee Rentfro

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Garry Lee Rentfro August 15, 1951 – May 2, 2022 Garry Lee Rentfro, 70, of Hermitage, Tennessee, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, May 2, 2022 He was born on August 15, 1951, in Ada, Oklahoma, and was the loving son of Donald L. Rentfro and Hulda A. Rentfro (Gerloff) He is survived by his mother Hulda A. Rentfro (95 yrs.), his sons, Jeffrey Rentfro, James Rentfro, his daughter Anna Rentfro, his 5 grandchildren: Rhythm Rentfro (daughter of James Rentfro), Jonathan Stilts Jr., Stephanie Stilts, Victoria Spivey and Christian Spivey, (from Garry’s deceased daughter Lisa Rollin), Lori Jackson (Jeffrey Rentfro’s Fiance’), Garry’s Uncles, Aunt and 1st cousins: Arnold & Charlene Gerloff, Ralph Gerloff and his 1st Cousins, Michael Gerloff and Sheryl Gerloff. Garry also leaves behind many friends and extended family. Garry is preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Rentfro, his brother, Jerry Rentfro, his sister, Glenna Rentfro, his daughter, Lisa Rollin and his son-in-law, David Rollin. Garry was a devout Christian man who loved the Lord with all his heart mind soul and strength and loved Israel and the God of Israel. He served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years during the Vietnam era. Garry was stationed on the USS Boulder at Newport News, VA. He received the National Defense Service Medal and received an honorable discharge. Garry was an incredible guitarist, singer songwriter and passionate performer, who loved playing all kinds of music especially Messianic praise and worship. He passed his love of playing guitar onto his 2 son’s Jeffrey and James, who have both gone on to become accomplished musicians. He worked as a music administrator for over 10 years in Nashville, Tennessee, for Galilee of the Nations Music. A Celebration of Garry’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at promptly 12:45PM, from the rotunda of the Middle TN Veterans Cemetery (7931 McCrory Lane). In honor of his service to our country, military honors will be rendered. *To view the memorial slideshow, please visit our tribute wall.

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  1. My forever friend. One of two very special father figures that gave me a perspective i would have never had. You and Yochanon filled love’s void abundantly. My heart is broken our time is done here. But you wouldn’t let me be broken for too long. I know I will see you again. Selfishly, I want today, but I’m ok with forever when it is time. I love you.

  2. Gary was a true friend, inspirational, delightful, and supportive. Love, comfort, and blessings to the family.

    A Memorial Tree was planted in memory of Garry Lee Rentfro

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