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Memorial services for Darrell E. Kent will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Ada by Pastor Jack Duff. It was his wish to be cremated.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hanson-Neely Funeral Home in Ada or one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.
He died at 1:01 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012 at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
He was born Sept. 26, 1934 in Uniopolis to Russell and Dorothy (Miller) Kent. On Aug. 7, 1955 he married D. Jacqueline Sampson and she survives in Ada.
Also surviving are two sons, Lonny Kent of Bluffton and Bill Kent of Ada; a daughter, Deb (Dave) Lybarger of Delta; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; a brother, Rolland (Marty) Kent of Wapakoneta and a sister, Darlene (John) Kohler of Paulding.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Bryan Kent and a brother, Dean Kent.
He retired from General Dynamics of Lima, where he worked as a machinist.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ada and a graduate of Waynesfield High School. He ran his own shoe repair shop in Ada and was the former chief of the Ada Fire Department.
Condolences may be expressed at hansonneely.com.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.