The country music world has been hit with yet another loss.
Troy Gentry of the country duo Montgomery Gentry is mourning the death of his father, Lloyd, who passed away on Aug. 13.
The duo, which broke the news on its social media accounts, has asked for your prayers while Troy, his wife, Angie, and their family continue to grieve over their lost loved one.
“Friends, be thinking of and praying for Troy, Angie, their family and friends today,” Montgomery Gentry tweeted. “His father, Lloyd Gentry, passed away early this morning.”
Thus far, the duo hasn’t shared any other details about Lloyd’s death. But they do want fans to know that their shows will continue to go on as planned.
“Thanks for the prayers for Troy this week. He’s looking forward to seeing you at RiverEdge Park, Illinois State Fair Fitz and Casino Tunica,” read an Aug. 15 post.
Like many father and son relationships, Troy shared a special bond with his dad. In fact, he recalled working in his father’s restaurant before forming Montgomery Gentry with band mate, Eddie Montgomery.
“It was a lot of fun,” Troy tells Riverside, California, radio station K-FROG, “He started out when he was, I think, in his early 20s with his first chicken restaurant … I didn’t know anything else but the restaurant business up until, I guess, in the last 15 or 20 years when he got into the bar business. I got in there, would bartend, and help wait tables and work in the kitchen throughout the summers. Nights I wasn’t playing music, I was in the club helping Dad out.”
Lloyd is preceded in death by Troy’s mother, who passed away in 2007, and a brother who died in 2014. Rare Country sends its condolences to Troy, his wife, and their family at this time.