John G. Kent

John G. Kent

Birth
Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Dec 2009 (aged 93)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 45570004 · View Source
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REST IN PEACE..

Services for John G. Kent, 93, of Temple will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple with the Rev. Ranjan Cletus officiating.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.

Mr. Kent died Monday, Dec. 14, in Austin.

He was born on March 19, 1916, to Charles and Sarah Kent in Minonk, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army-Air Corp during World War II, serving with General Chernnault's China Task Force. He continued to served in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command for 22 years, retiring with the rank of Superior Master Sergeant in 1959. His decorations include the good Conduct Medal Clasp with five Loops; the American Defense Medal; the American Campaign Medal; the Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal; the World War II Victory Medal; the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Longevity Service Award with four bronze oak leaf clusters.

He later worked for the Nike Zeus Missile program in Roswell, N.M. After another 25 years he retired from Fort Hood in 1974. He had been a resident of Temple for 53 years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus No. 3444. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie.

Survivors include a son, Martin Kent of Temple; two daughters, Donna Kent VonLunen of Austin and Helen Kent of New York; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the V.F.W. No. 1820 in Temple.

Visitation will be one-hour prior to the service.


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  • Added: 17 Dec 2009
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John G. Kent (19 Mar 1916–14 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45570004, citing Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .