SIKESTON - James Douglas "J.D." Kent, 81, died at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born June 22, 1926, to the late Dessie Bell Nettleton Kent Fletcher, he was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. He then moved to Flint, Mich., where he was employed with the Chevrolet plant. He later moved to Muleshoe, Texas, where he worked at a cotton gin and then became supervisor of a feeding lot. He then moved to Ulyssess, Kan., where he worked until his retirement at UIP Agricultural Irrigation System. In 1997 he moved to Charleston, where he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
On Dec. 1, 1951, he married Myra Roberta Patterson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Victor L. and Vickie Kent of Greenville, Pa. and James Scott and Debbie Kent of McLauth, Kan.; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela K. and John Anderson of Sikeston; three brothers, Kenneth Kent of Naylor, Calvin Kent of Malden and Gary Fletcher of Paducah, Ky.; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
His stepfather, Clarence Fetcher; and one sister, Edna Bell, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Gerald Penn, pastor, and the Rev. Larry Lacy, assistant pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.