The City of King honored retiring water plant superintendent Kenneth Gentry on Monday with a special luncheon in his honor.
Gentry has served the city since 2002 and was named superintendent of the city water plant in 2012.
Prior to coming to King, Gentry worked for Pilot Mountain, Mount Airy and a private company in Elkin.
“I can remember when he came here what a mess we were in at times,” said King Mayor Jack Warren. “With his leadership the staff at the water plant has done a tremendous job. I don’t know what we would have done without him. I thank him for his service and we are going to miss him.”
The city presented Gentry with a grandfather clock to honor his years of service.
City Manager Homer Dearmin thanks Gentry for his service.
“We are very grateful for the time you have served here,” he said. “We always appreciate your sense of humor. We greatly appreciate your hard work and dedication.”
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