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Billie George Kent

Billie George Kent was born June 6,1953 in Corsicana. He died April 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Macye Kent, sister Frances Coppock, sister in law Robbie Cranford and nephew Matthew Coppock.

Visitation was held on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, Texas. Funeral service were held at 2 PM Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Buffalo, Texas with Rev. Ray Grissett officiating. Burial followed in the North Creek Cemetery in Russell. Pallbearers were Thomas Hill, R. D. Lewis, Mark Austin, Robert McAdams, Nathan Cradduck and Scott Pelczar. Honorary pallbearers are Decans of the Bethel Baptist Church and Mem of the Median Sunday School Class

Bill was a 27 year kidney transplant recipient, and was a strong advocate for organ donation. Often times through those 27 years he was called by families, often complete strangers, who were facing transplantation to come and share his experience. He was an encourager to friends and complete strangers and was always encouraging doctors and nurses at UTSW in Dallas as they worked tirelessly in his behalf.

Bill Kent loved making electricity and worked at the Big Brown power plant in Fairfield for 42 years. He was a natural leader and a problem solver. Going to work to Bill was a commitment to be enjoyed. Telephone calls at home from the plant during the night were commonplace over those 42 years and he never complained. The respect he earned was well dserved, and his many friendships over the years at the plant meant a great deal to him.

Survived by wife Amy, daughter and husband Marcy and Javier Martinez; son and wife Chad and Stacy Kent; grandchildren Tiffany and Briar Kent; brothers Will and Shivaun Kent and Jack and Dana Kent; step mother Mary Kent and uncle Bobby Kent. Host of nieces, nephews and cousins and a wealth of friends.

He was a wonderful family man and friend who will be missed.