Mattie Osborne Gentry

Born in Nashville, TN on January 27, 1936

Departed on October 19, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Mattie Osborne Gentry passed away Friday, October 19, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Clayton for 63 years and a life-long member of the West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she shared her musical talents, singing as a soloist and in a quartet she helped form while playing piano and organ for most of her adult life

She was born January 27, 1936 to parents William and Sadie Osborne and spent her life in Nashville and Franklin. She was a proud graduate of Cohn High School and attended Peabody University majoring in music.  She worked for National Life Insurance for 26 years and for United Technologies as a systems analyst for many years after that.

She is survived by her loving husband, Clayton, sisters, Emma Phillips and Shannon Osborne and nieces, Kay (Nat) Huary and Ann Carol Phillips. She is also survived by long-time friend, Pat Maberry.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 24 from 5-7 pm at the West Harpeth Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be conducted by Rev. Rickey Page and Rev. Chris Warren at the West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am Thursday, October 25. Pall-bearers are: Wade Story, Jim Crowell, Paul Hyde, Chuck Smith, Donnie Clark, and Ronnie Anderson.  Honorary pall-bearers are: Paul Knights of Honor Sunday School Class (Wanita Eller: Teacher), Paul Franklin, Jeff Smith, Bob Bell, Bobby Locke, Bill Mullis and Butch Maberry.

In Lieu of flowers Please make donations to Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home (909 Greenlee St. Denton, TX 76201) or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (online or PO Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142).

9 Comments to Mattie Osborne Gentry

  1. LS says:

    John 5:28,29” Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out,” Please visit

  2. Jim Baird says:

    What super people! I never saw Mattie or Clayton when they didn’t have a gentle smile and kind word.

  3. Cynthia Shaffer says:

    An amazing lady who will never be forgotten.; she lovedl life, her family, and friends.
    I have such fond memories of Aunt Mattie taking my cousins and I to the movies when we were young children, and so many Christmas celebrations in her home.
    Rest well, sweet beautiful lady,with the mot beautiful smile, I love you!


  4. Juanita Shaver says:

    Mattie Gentry – what a woman!,
    Accomplished musician, smile to light up a room, happy personalty, fun on a bowling team, but most of all, a woman of God easy to love.
    Thank you, Mattie, for being my friend.

  5. Sonja Cummings says:

    Mattie, you will be missed. Such a pleasant person!. Sympathy to you Clayton

  6. Tom Pulliam says:

    I worked with Mattie , and Clayton, for several years at National Life/ American General. She was always pleasant and conscientious, great to work with. I wish Clayton peace in the coming days. They were very close of course.

  7. Buford Hatcher says:

    I remember how well she played the piano
    and typewriter, always a lady.

  8. Joan Cothran Wilson says:

    What a beautiful woman I had the pleasure of of knowing for many years. What a talent & that smile was amazing. Much love to sweet Clayton💗😇💗

  9. Peggy Coker says:

    Such a sweet lady. I had the pleasure of knowing her through her husband, Clayton, I came to love them both like family. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.

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