Albert “Sam” Gentel Jr. passed away at home on Thursday, September 3, 2020. He was born March 1, 1945 to the late Albert Gentel Sr. and Ora Elizabeth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Greensboro, NC with his parents and graduated from Ragsdale High School. Sam received a degree from Guilford Technical Community College and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for six years.
On June 13, 1982 he married Pam Morgan of Charlotte, N.C and they moved to Raleigh, N.C. where Sam worked as district manager for Murray Distributing Company. They were transferred to Charlotte and later in his life he started his own company called Quality Sales and Merchandising.
Sam was an avid golfer and enjoyed taking golf trips with his three sons. He also loved cheering on the University of North Carolina Tarheels and listening to beach music always brightened his day. Sam was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with friends and always lived life to the fullest. Ever the optimist, Sam maintained his positive attitude and never complained even in the midst of his battle with cancer. Sam will always be remembered by his loved ones as a person with a strong work ethic and never had a bad word to say about anyone.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Pam; five children, Jason (Jennifer), Ryan (Hunter), Ashlee, Brent (Jessica) and Brittany (Jonathan); 14 grandchildren: Hanna, Kaylee, Emmie, Hollynn, Mary Weathers, Davis, Abby, Landen, Ellie, Kate, Ella, David, Thomas and Dallas. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren.
A service for family only will be held at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sam’s name to Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church-3326 Archdale Dr. Charlotte, NC 28210.
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