Local legend Jerry Gentry, ‘The Can Man’, passes away

There are few folks that everyone seems to know but Jerry Gentry, affectionately known as “The Can Man” to locals, was one of those.

A true Russell County legend, Gentry, age 68, passed away at his home on Monday.

Over the years, Gentry logged a remarkable amount of hours and walked an untold amount of miles along Russell County roadways, cleaning up the roadsides of aluminum cans and making many friends along the way.

Jerry Gentry’s full death announcement can be found in the obituary section of this website.