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Ronald B. Kent

April 8, 1949 July 19, 2023
Ronald B. Kent
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On Wednesday afternoon, July 19, 2023, our beloved Ronald Basil Kent of Victoria, VA went to meet his Heavenly Father. Our joy and his journey began here on Earth April 8, 1949, the son of Father Reginald Herbert Kent, Sr. and Eleanor Catherine Jennings Kent. Ronald was born in Richmond, VA and was the third of four sons.

He started school in Lunenburg Country, VA. His father was transferred to another church in Pennsylvania, moving the family. Ronald attended the new school in Chester, PA and later to Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School. After his military career he obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree (Library Technology) at the Mesa Community College, Arizona where he was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Ronald joined the U.S. Navy in 1976-1993 as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate First Class. During his service he received numerous awards and recognitions including two medals of National Defense Service Navy Expeditionary Medal, two medals of Meritorious Unit Commendation, three Ribbons for Sea Service Deployment, two medals of Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy “E” Ribbon and many other awards.

He enjoyed his job in the military and traveling the world very much. He was a diligently hard worker. During his free time he enjoyed volunteering at his daughter’s school, Kenston Forest, as a Cross Country Coach. He could be heard telling the runners, “HEY NO WALKING”!

While serving overseas duty, Ronald met and married his wife, Susan Batadlan. After a loving courtship, Ronald and Susan married on March 5, 1992, from this union one child, Jamila Lynnor Kent was born.

He was predeceased in death by his parents, Father Reginald Herbert Kent, Sr. and Eleanor Catherine Jennings; two brothers, Theodore McFarland Kent and William Ambrose Kent; and first cousin The Honorable Robert F. Hagans, Jr.

Ronald is survived by his devoted loving wife of thirty-one years, Susan Batadlan, his “Angel” daughter Jamila Lynnor Kent, brother Reginald Herbert Kent, Jr., his Aunt Janie and a special sister-in-law Charlotte Burris Kent. Remaining to hold his memories are: (first cousins) Valorie Jennings, Robert F. Jennings (Lynnette); Cathy Jennings Liggon (William); Carrie Jennings Wilson (Douglas); David Hagans (Karen), Judith Hagans Jean-Pierre; Peggy Hagans, Kevin Hodges, Reverend Sandra Jones, Cynthia Hodges, Kenton Hodges, George Hodges (Janet); and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, other cousins and friends in the United States and the Philippines.

Viewing Friday, July 28, 2023 from 12 to 7PM.  Family will greet friends from 5 to 7PM.

Funeral Services Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 12:00PM at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home, Blackstone with full military honors.  Interment private

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11:45 AM 7/29/2023 11:45:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7/29/2023 1:00:00 PM
W. E. Hawkes and Son Funeral Home

504 East Street
Blackstone, VA 23824

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504 East Street Blackstone 23824 VA
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