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PO Box 100
Dover, TN 37058
Phone: 931-232-5454
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Michael Mentry
In Memory of
Michael Elmer
Mentry
1963 - 2018
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Condolence From: Charles Russell
Condolence: SSG Mentry, as I served with him, was a caring , compassionate, and driven leader. A man who got things done, especially in Chinook maintenance. As a new WO1, Mike introduced me to how it’s done right! My family sends our thoughts and prayers. SSG Mentry touched many lives that reach far beyond his purview. RIP my friend!
Friday September 14, 2018
Condolence From: Joshua Tetreault
Condolence: I will never forget SFC Mentry’s humor, stern leadership, and genuine character. He will be missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Mentry family. May the lord bless and keep him.
Friday September 14, 2018
Condolence From: Rob Morriss
Condolence: Lots of memories of Mike. Great family. Remember Heather standing on his chest with him holding her hands. She must've been about 3. Odin was tiny. Said something like Hey Heather jump up and down on daddy's chest. She did.... Mike told me I would pay for that. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.

For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
Romans 14:7‭-‬9

May God bless, comfort, and keep all those left behind.



Friday September 14, 2018
Condolence From: Craig Starr
Condolence: Big Mike was a rock and a confident inspiration of what can be accomplished with posative thinking, some sweat and " i know a guy" resources. I cant count how many times Mike pulled us out of a jam down range with something he come across and "squireled" away. He knew when something was going to be needed, later.

I remember during 10th CABS rotation to iraq, Mike was the PC at 3/10 GSAB. I had an aircraft down for a rare part that had a long lead time to get. Someone said,"If anyone knew where one was, Big Mike would know" I drove over an hour through the desert to see him. I needed to get my aircraft up and back to my Task Force AO.

Mike just laughed, pushed back from his desk, pulled out an old ammo can from under the desk. Opened it and pulled out the part I needed.

He said, "I herd you were coming". He gave me a hard time, gave the part and said I owe him.

Eveyone I knew, that knew Mike owed him at one point or another. That was Mike, he fixed what was broken. He was a bull and didn't accept "no"or " this can't be done" as an option. He was resourceful, strong and confident. He was a tough Battle Buddy that you wanted in the fox hole next to you. He brought order to chaos and instilled reassurance to everyone around him.

I'll miss you brother, till we meet again.

Above The Best!

Ducit Amor Patriae

Criag Starr
Thursday September 13, 2018
Condolence From: Donald Jackman
Condolence: Rest In Peace Mike. NSDQ
Thursday September 13, 2018
Condolence From: Tyler Hacker
Condolence: Mentry was a man who was larger than life and hard as steel. To this day I have never known an NCO that could hold a candle to him. Until Valhalla.
Thursday September 13, 2018
Condolence From: Raymond Smiley
Condolence: I had the pleasure and honor of serving with Mike here at Ft Campbell. Gone way too soon. Rest easy brother, NSDQ!
Thursday September 13, 2018
Condolence From: Britton Howell
Condolence: I had the honor of serving with SFC Mentry at Fort Drum New York. He was a great man and will be missed. Rest easy brother
Thursday September 13, 2018
Condolence From: Jean Middleton
Condolence: Sharon, we've lit a candle to honor Michael, on behalf of the entire congregation at Walnut Grove Baptist Church. We have lifted you up in prayer and will continue to do so. Karen was the young woman who was at the cashier line when your father-in-law came with the news. I was two carts behind her and much closer to you. Thank you for the privilege of embracing you and praying for you in that brutal moment. I wanted to stay with you but I also knew that you needed to process the unthinkable. The cross in your pocket that you received anonymously earlier in the week was not coincidental. The cross that I shared with you was the confidence that I had in knowing that God was with you and will remain with you through this grieving period and the days that follow. I would be honored to be 'there' for you if I can bring anything good and honorable to you, as would others in our congregation. You are being prayed over. God knows your heart and your needs, and we trust that He will never leave you. Be blessed in knowing that as a Christian that you will join Michael for Eternity according to His Plan. For now, take care of yourself. He has you in His arms.
Monday September 10, 2018
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