Walt P. Gentle

September 13, 1938 ~ August 29, 2021 (age 82)


Walt P. Gentle, 82, passed away August 29, 2021, at his home in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

He was born in Idaho Falls to Pearl A. Barney Gentle and Paul M. Gentle on September 13, 1938. He lived and attended schools in the Idaho Falls area.

He met Karen Ann Lowder, and one week after her high school graduation, they were married in Rigby, Idaho. Walt and Karen raised their family in Idaho Falls. They were later divorced.

Walt worked for Anderson Lumber for many years and then Idaho Portland Cement for the majority of his working years. In 1981, he was laid off from Idaho Portland and continued to work for himself cutting and selling firewood.

Walt loved fishing, hunting, camping, working with wood, and finding antlers. He made beautiful walking sticks for the family and refinished many guns. Most of all, he loved baseball, baseball, and baseball, and spending time with his grandkids. He could tell you who won every World Series and who they played.

He spent a lot of time with his grandkids. He took them to get firewood, fishing, camping, and antler hunting. He also let them drive his Jeep, which he dearly loved.

He is preceded in death by both parents; two brothers; and a daughter, Pamela.

He is survived by his brother, Vic Gentle of Rigby, ID; sister, JoAnn Jenness of Coeur d’Alene, ID; his children, Cindy (Gary) Harkness of Idaho Falls, ID and Martin (Chris) Gentle of Rigby, ID; and well as 6 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have many good memories with him. He was an awesome father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and is loved unconditionally. He was one of a kind and will be missed greatly. My brother and I, as well as all the grandchildren, were blessed to have him in our lives for as long as we did. RIP, Dad. You are loved beyond words.

A very special thank you to Hands of Hope Hospice. You guys are the greatest.

He thought of his daughter who took care of him as an angel and he wanted her to always know that. 

No services will be held.

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