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03/27/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
George William Kent

George William Kent, Jr.
(29 Sept 1921 - 24 Mar 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 19__

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      George W. Kent, Jr., Class of 19__, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Hampton at the age of 88.


From the Daily Press - 03/26/10:

                         George W. Kent, Jr.

  HAMPTON - George William Kent Jr., 88, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. A graveside committal will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton. A full obituary will follow later.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666.

View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks

Published in Daily Press from March 26 to March 27, 2010.

 


From the Daily Press - 03/27/10:

 

  
 

George W. Kent, Jr.

    HAMPTON - George William Kent Jr., 88, a native of Newport News, Va., and 55 year resident of Yorktown, Va., passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. He was a graduate of Newport News High School. He served in the U.S. Navy, during WWII, as an airplane Tail-Gunner. He was an avid inventor; carpenter; a Mason and a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Edith Virginia Kent; five children, Carolyn Salmon, George W. Kent III, Judy Taylor, Woodie G. Kent, all of Yorktown, and Kathy Larrivee of Pennsylvania; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

A graveside committal will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton.

 
 
 
 
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
dailypress.com/guestbooks

Published in The Daily Press from March 27 to March 28, 2010.


March 26, 2010
 
Dear Carolyn & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know it hurts so to lose our loved ones. Just remember all the special times all of you shared together and know that he has gone home and there is no more suffering.
 
~ Connie & Bill Clement, Yorktown, Virginia
 

March 26, 2010  

Dear Kent Family
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Kent's passing. I have so many fond memories of him and the wonderful times with your family. Hope all are well and know you are in our thoughts and prayers
 
~ Bonnie (Pearce) and George Olrogge
 

March 26, 2010  

Carolyn, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, May your memories bring you comfort at this time. God bless you and your family
 
~ Lynn Arledge, Newport News, Virginia
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March 27, 2010

  Dear Kent Family, I was very saddened to have lost George, who is such an inspiring man, as your Father, I enjoyed taking care of him these last few months of his illness as before he was very much able to do things. I will miss his telling me it's about time for me to play alligator, when it was time for me to leave work and he would say be careful. Just remember that he is now in a wonderful, peaceful place and not in any pain. I am here for all of you God Bless, Love Angie and Angel
 
~ Angela Hetrick, Hampton, Virginia
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March 27, 2010 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
 
~ Sam Perry, Hampton, Virginia
 

March 27, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With our deepest sympathy. The Greenhalgh Family.
 
~ Thelma Greenhalgh, Newport News, Virginia
 

March 27, 2010 

  To My Granddaddy:
I’d like to take a minute to share a few words about my grandfather. My grandfather did a lot for me over the course of his life. Things that I will always remember.. running me to the bus stop, teaching me how to tell time, taking me to swimming lessons, taking me to Hardee’s to get hash rounds (as a reward), taking me for rides on his bike, making me my first bike, making me all sorts of unusual things (like my piggy bank). I looked forward to trips to the grocery store, and 7-11 on Fridays; while we waited for my grandmother to get her hair done, walking around the parking lot looking for loose change, or picking vegetables from his garden. I’ll always remember him in the summer time sitting out in front of the garage in his lawn chair. I have so many wonderful memories of him, and I know the rest of my family does too. Thank You, Granddaddy, for all that you’ve done for me and the rest of my family. For now “I’ll see you later, alligator”... “After a while, crocodile”. I LOVE YOU!
 
~ Whitney Kent, Yorktown, Virginia
 

March 27, 2010

Dear Woodie,
I an sorry to hear about you DAD. It was always a great time over at your parents house with your DAD he was a special man. My prayers go out to your family.

 
~ Rob Parker, Newport News, Virginia
 

March 27, 2010

Dear Carolyn, Mrs. Kent, and Family:

With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to keep you well and may his memories remain forever in your hearts.

Sincerely,

~ Annette Hopson & Family
 

March 27, 2010

To the Salmon and Kent Families,
I have known you all for so long, I feel like part of the family, and I am very sad to know that Mr. Kent has left us. I know you all have wonderful memories of him and his uniqueness. May you all remember the good times and carry them with you always. God Bless You All.

~ Rhonda Guilliams, Yorktown, Virginia



 

  Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Kent family and their friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)
 

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.


Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of http://breadsite.org/classic.htm - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07

Shriners Logo courtesy of http://www.gwmemorial.org/tours/1_Shrine.html - 02/06/08

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