Thomas H. R. Kent © Enid News and Eagle 04-14-2011 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
HELENA — Thomas "Tom" H.R. Kent, 75, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at his home in Helena.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Helena, with Pastor Scott Hofen, Pastor Dean Holt and Pastor Len Coulter officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com.
Tom was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to George Kent and Mildred Thornberry Kent.
Tom and Donnis Nichols were united in marriage and lived in many places while he served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1974. He served in Japan, the Korean Conflict, Germany two times, and Vietnam.
After retiring from the military he and Donnis made their home in Helena, where Tom was a self employed truck driver. Tom was a member of First Baptist Church, American Legion Gano Post 28 and Helena Historical Society.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, sister-in-law, Jo Ellen Stewart, and step mother, Helen Kent.
He is survived by his wife, Donnis; two sons, Tony Neal Kent and wife Sheri and Todd Marlen Kent and wife Traci; three grandchildren, Kyle Thomas Kent and wife Jessica, Lukas Steven Kent and Devon Matthew Kent; two great-grandchildren, Jude Kent and Olivia Kent; two sisters, Edith Clepper and Joan Sheffield, both of California; and several nieces and nephews.
(Submitted by family)
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