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John Wayne Kent, 85, of Salisbury passed away Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at Carolina Caring Hospice House.
Born in Thomaston, GA on June 20th, 1936, he was the son of the late Earlin Leon Kent, Sr. and the late Annie Lou Bishop Kent. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Earlin Leon Kent, Jr.
From the late 1960’s through the mid 1980’s he managed the Prince of Pizza restaurant in Kannapolis and additionally assisted his brother Max with several other restaurants over the years. He had a love for food and passion for cooking and was known for his hospitality, sense of humor and squash casserole. He was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors. In recent years, his favorite pastime was having breakfast with his group of friends.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patsy Thompson Kent of Salisbury; sons, Spencer Kent of Atlanta, Tom Yountz of Salisbury, and Tyler Kent of Salisbury; daughters, Carol Gaddy (Robby) of Lumberton and Teesha Cole (John) of Salisbury; brother, Max Kent of Salisbury; sisters, Yvonne Hamby of Stockbridge, GA and Sue Wright of Zebulon, GA; grandchildren, Jacob Kent of Atlanta, Kendall Gaddy of Lumberton and Isabella Alvarez of Salisbury; great-grandson, Kayson Gaddy of Lumberton.
There will be a memorial service held at 1:00pm, Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at NorthGate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28147, with Pastor Ken Koontz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NorthGate Church, 1255 West Ridge Road, Salisbury, NC 28147.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Kent family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Priscilla Eller says
It is so sad when we loose a father. They will always be remembered by us in our hearts. He was a good looking man and although I have never met him, he must have had a wonderful personality. I will keep you and your family in my prayers!
September 14, 2021
Mitch Sewell says
Mrs. Kent, Thompson, and family my thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss but we know it’s Heaven’s gain! It’s not goodbye, It’s See You Later!!!
Margie Kirk Sides says
Patsy, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet John! Sending love and prayers to you and your family for peace and comfort, especially in the days ahead! Love, Margie Kirk Sides
Kent Gudger Boyden High class of 1962 says
Patsy, Sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family
Glenda Wilhelm says
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort in the coming days.
Aggie Peninger says
Patsy, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I know what you’re going through and it’s hard to give up someone you dearly love. I pray God will comfort you and give you His peace in the days ahead.
Aggie Peninger (Mike’s wife) He’ll be gone 2 years on the 25th of this month and it still hasn’t gotten any easier for me. God’s blessings to you always.
Brenda Goins says
Patsy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you have been through a lot. You will see John again in glory. Until then remember the good times. Much love to you.
Pat Canup Stewart says
Patsy, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. The times are rough as it is. Just know that we’re all thinking of you and hope you and yours are safe and have peace and happiness in the days ahead.
Love and prayers to you all.
Zandra Spencer says
Dear Patsy, I’m so sorry to hear about John, prayers for you and the family. Love, Zandra
Pam Baucom says
Patsy and children
I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve known John for many years. I am Rosemary’s former roommate and have met several of you over the years. Please know that I am Praying for Peace and Comfort for all of you. I Love The Kent family dearly, and it saddens me of your loss. May God be with each one of you.
Holly Kesler says
Thinking of you during this time! You are in my prayers.
Melvin Eugene Bishop says
We will see John Wayne Kent again in Heaven !!!