Captain Guy Cephas Gentry, III crossed the bar Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Georgetown, SC during an emergency cardiac procedure.
Captain Guy (or “Gus” to those who knew and loved him) lived an active, well-traveled life and never met a stranger. He surrounded himself with life stories, people and adventures that led to maritime accomplishments all across global waters near and far. He began his life’s voyage with the United States Coast Guard in Cape May, New Jersey and completed Motor Lifeboat training off the Pacific Coast before establishing himself as a Federal Boarding Officer in the USCG. Guy was a captain of many private yachts throughout his career, traveling throughout the Atlantic Ocean and Carribbean including trips to Cozumel, the Bahamas, and the east and west coasts of Florida, including Destin and the Florida Keys. His later career was spent as a Captain in the "Cajun Navy", carrying supplies to oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Guy always challenged himself to gain any certification possible, culminating his learning with his 10,000 ton USCG license. Guy returned to the Murrell’s Inlet, SC area to become a private yacht captain and made trips to the Great Lakes, the Hamptons, and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Florida to Maine. His recent career gave him the opportunity to take families on recreational fishing and dolphin viewing trips into the Atlantic off North Myrtle Beach, SC.
Guy was born December 1, 1962 the oldest son of Guy Cephas Gentry, Jr who predeceased him by ten years and Sarah Shaw Gentry who suffers his loss with his brother Lindon Shawn Gentry and niece Matilda Joyce Gentry of Charlotte, NC as well as his youngest brother Giles Whitley Gentry of Durham, NC.
The Family will have a private memorial service followed by a public memorial and toast to his memory at Crazy Sister Marina at the Tuna Shak at 3 PM, Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Captain Guy will always be remembered by his friends and family as a great story teller reminiscing about all his adventures as a beloved boat captain through a career that spanned the last forty years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org in honor of Captain Guy Cephas Gentry, III.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.