Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 22, 2013

Charles A. Kent

Corsicana Daily Sun

— Charles A. Kent, 95, of Powell passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 22, 2013. He was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Eureka to Mollie Wilson and Mataw Kent.

Charles was a lifetime farmer and rancher and owner of Kent Feed Store in Powell until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge for 67 years and a member of Wesley and Kerens United Methodist Churches.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife of 62 years Vesta Grace Priddy Kent.

Survivors include his wife of nine years, Hattie Washburn Kent; daughter Molly Paschal and husband Phil; son Dan Kent and wife Gloria; grandchildren, Ellen and Jason Sodd, Carrie and Todd Teetz, Mataw and Dusti Kent, Shannon and Judy Paschal, Shae and Jossy Paschal and Karin Paschal and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating. Pallbearers will be Will Kent, Tim Crawford, Scott Harrell, Wayne Cotten, Sonny Bancroft and Jerry Kent. Honorary Pallbearers will be Howard Jackson, Earl Ogburn and Harrison Sloan. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.