Grand Ole Opry to host celebration of Troy Gentry's life

Grand Ole Opry to host celebration of Troy Gentry's life

The duo was scheduled to perform tonight (Friday) at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford.

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Brian Rayner, senior air safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, revealed that Gentry's "impromptu, spur of the moment" ride quickly turned into an emergency when the pilot noticed mechanical issues with the helicopter, People reports.

Gentry is survived by his wife, Angie, and his two daughters, Kaylee and Taylor. You can watch a live stream of the service via the Opry's official website. Eddie Montgomery, Gentry's duo partner, was at the airport when the helicopter crashed, along with members of their band, and they were taken to the hospital to see Gentry. Over the course of their career, the popular duo scored five number 1 hits.

Troy will be remembered on September 14 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry at 11 a.m. CT, with a private, family internment to follow. He was an active supporter of breast cancer awareness and research. "He was happiest on the water with his family", the obituary states. He enjoyed both wake boarding and snow skiing. One of his favorite Bible verses was Deuteronomy 31:6, which says, "Be strong and courageous; don't be terrified or afraid of them".

His family asked that instead of sending flowers, donations be made to the T.J.

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