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LTC James Leonard Kent
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1921
Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 2010

James Leonard Kent, 89, faithful servant of the Lord, loving husband, father and friend, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 W. Fifth St. Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: starting Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Missions; Optimist Aerospace Shoes for Children; Scarborough Library at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va., where Jim and Jean first met; or a charity of choice. Jim was born in September 1921 in Lafayette, Ind., to Carroll Wallace and Fern Leif Kent, the second of 10 children. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and continued law school there for two years. After serving in Korea, Jim taught air science at West Virginia University, where he completed his law degree. Jim served in three wars and twice received the Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other medals throughout his years of service. He served on the Board of Stewards at First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Twosome Sunday School Class. He was a past president of the Aerospace Optimists as well as a former secretary and treasurer. He was a member of the Sojourners Military Masonic Lodge, active member and past president of the Ridgmar Association, and member of the Civil War Round Table. Jim was a lifelong Democrat and served many years as an election judge. He was a former member of the Fort Worth Rose Society; he always loved and attended to his flowers and garden. He was also active as a member of the 64th Troop Carrier Group of World War II and twice hosted the reunion in Fort Worth. Jim was a member of the Tarrant County Bar and Texas Bar Association and devoted many hours to pro bono cases. He loved Bible study and spent five years with Judy Tutt's Bible study class. Survivors: Wife, Laura Jean Kent; children, Viktoria Kent and Kathy Kent Riggs and husband, David; grandchildren, Thomas Kent O'Neal, Megan O'Neal Wallace and husband, Nick, Tom Reddick, James Riggs and Alex Riggs; brother, Jack; and sisters, Sally Bartgis, Mary Sue Potter, Tillie Dishong and Patricia Plum.
Published in Star-Telegram on December 9, 2010 
 
Burial:
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: SECTION 107 SITE 1517
 
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Dec 09, 2010
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LTC James Leonard Kent
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LTC James Leonard Kent
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