National Grange of the Order
Of Patrons of Husbandry
Jimmy Gentry is the Overseer of the National Grange, as well as President of the North Carolina State Grange. In 2003, Gentry was elected State President. Two years later he was elected to the National Grange Board of Directors, serving as Chairman. He was then elected to the position of Overseer in 2007.
He is a former vocational agriculture teacher and school administrator. He received a B.S. from North Carolina State University and an M.S. from North Carolina A&T State University in 1972 and 1980, respectively, and serves on the board of directors for the North Carolina Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Foundation, and the North Carolina Agricultural Consortium.
Gentry and his wife, Anita, reside in Statesville, N.C., and have two daughters, Jennie Gentry of Raleigh, N.C., and Terri Wilson of Fair Hope, Ala., and one granddaughter Gentry Wilson. The Gentry’s are active members of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Troutman, N.C.