Roy Lee “R.L.” Kent
December 6, 1947 -
September 30, 2016

Visitation

October 1, 2016
5 - 8 p.m.

Service 

October 2, 2016
1 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mr. Roy Lee “R.L.” Kent, Jr., age 68, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Hancock officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Mr. Kent passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Kent was a native of Lincoln County, TN, the son of the late Roy Lee Kent and Margaret West Kent. He owned Curbers, Inc., was a Army veteran, a member of the Elks Lodge and the VFW. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife Kathy M. Kent, daughter Julia Ann Kent, step-son Patrick (Tammy) Johnson all of Fayetteville, TN, step-daughters Jessica (Jason) Branch-Justice of Murfreesboro, TN, Maegan (Josey) Knowles of Fayetteville, TN, sisters Jean Gleghorn of Petersburg, TN, Dottie (Bill) Nickell of Summerville, SC, brother Monte Kent of Fayetteville, TN, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Betty Margaret Kent, and Sherry Ann Kent.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

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33 Comments

  1. Susan Hancock Dolberry

    I have no words to express the sadness I feel for you Kathy. I know your heart is breaking. I love you so much and wish I could be there with you during this most difficult time. Julie you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Tammy Crockett (TDOT)

    So sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  3. Pamela Bushman and Kyle Wood

    Kyle and I send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  4. Billy & Regina Locker

    Keeping his memory alive in our hearts!! Will never forget “you still got a little “boogie” left in you!! hugs & prayers!!!

    Reply
  5. Cindy Anderson

    God Bless ❤️

    Reply
  6. Terry and Farley

    Our hearts are broken, life will never be the same. Love you Kathy.

    Reply
  7. Kenny and Miki Campbell

    Kathy, Julie and family, our thoughts are with you all. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort in the days to come. So happy to know you all shared such great times and have wonderful memories to hold on to. That is why life is to be cherished and lived fully each day. God bless you all.

    Reply
  8. Larry, Donna, and Jennifer Lewter

    Love and prayers are being sent to you all. RL was one of a kind and loved greatly. He made my childhood a more fun, interesting and loving time. He has always been and will always be close to my heart.

    Thinking of you all with love.

    Reply
  9. Terry and Cheryl Hobbs

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. RL was one of a kind. His spirit and love for life will continue to bless us all through his memory.

    Reply
  10. Lara Towry Phillips

    My prayers and love are with Julie and Kathy today and the days to come. Thank you RL for your wisdom, generosity and laughter. I am a better person because you are my friend.

    Reply
  11. Pamela Gray

    Julie
    Sorry for the loss of your dad. Thoughts & prayers are with you and your family

    Reply
  12. Joe Luther

    Kathy,
    So sorry to hear of death of R.L. We will be thinking about you.
    JoeLuther

    Reply
  13. sherry decker

    Sorry for your families loss Monte. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  14. Marie and Dennis Caldwell

    So sorry to hear of RL’s passing. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He loved people and enjoyed being out with his friends. That smile could light up the room, RIP RL, you will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  15. Tina Mcgee

    Julie I am very sorry for you and everyone else I can say that I know the pain you are going throw because I was in the same place you are if I can do anything or give you my shoulder to cry on or you need to talk I will be there for you I am going to pray that God will help you with some of your pain in your heart once again I am very sorry sweetie I know you love him with all your heart God bless you

    Reply
  16. Roger & Mary Kaye Simmons

    Sending sympathy and prayers for all of the family. Thanks for the many wonderful memories R. L.!

    Reply
  17. Jerry Gentry

    R.L. was a long time friend and classmate. He will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  18. Jewell Pool Sloan

    So sorry for your loss

    Reply
  19. JudyBrown

    So sorry for you loss he was a fine man.

    Reply
  20. Ron Bevels

    R L Kent, we have had our times, fun, follies, and failures! A friend like you never fades away! I will always hold you in my memories and my heart forever! My heart and prayers goes to your family. May they be strengthened by the grace of God, comforted by the Holy Spirit and encouraged by the hope of eternal life through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! I am so grateful that we had time together last year at the Boonshill 60th anniversary!
    Rest in Peace my friend!
    Ronnie Bevels, friends through High School

    Reply
  21. Pam Posey Gibson

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. Sending prayers for faith and strength.

    Reply
  22. The Russ Family

    To a great man that was loved by many. We are so glad we got to know him and hear his stories and get good advice from. This town will never be the same.

    Reply
  23. Billy and Donna Miles

    So sorry for your loss…May GOD wrap His arms around you all to find some comfort during these times…You all are in our thoughts and Prayers….

    Reply
  24. Tommy and Mickie Bigham

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. R. L. was a great guy! Please accept our condolences. God bless!

    Reply
  25. Van & Lee Quick

    Deepest condolences to you all. R.L. was truly one of a kind and will be so sadly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to during this sad time.

    Reply
  26. Jim Short

    Julie and Kathy I am so sorry for your loss. R.L. will be greatly missed, my thoughts and prayers are with both of you at this time. May God comfort you at this time.

    Reply
  27. Tina Peel

    What a great man he was & such a character, he will truly be missed – sending lots of hugs and prayers to the family

    Reply
  28. Caleb and Jessica Jean

    Our thoughts are with the Kent family during this difficult time. Praying for you all.

    Reply
  29. Tim and Chris Clark

    Kathy and Julie, we are so saddened and our hearts break for you. RL was such a nice man. He will always be remembered.
    God Bless.

    Reply
  30. Rexine Pigg

    In loving memory of my lifetime friend R.L. Sending my deepest sympathy . Love & prayers Rexine & Jonathan

    Reply
  31. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Julie, Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May all your wonderful memories ease your heart and may God comfort you. RL will be missed by many friends.

    Reply
  32. Jo Dean counts

    Love to all of you in the loss of this sweet man. Memories keep our hearts alive,, may yours go on forever.

    Reply
  33. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply

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33 Comments

  1. Susan Hancock Dolberry

    I have no words to express the sadness I feel for you Kathy. I know your heart is breaking. I love you so much and wish I could be there with you during this most difficult time. Julie you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Tammy Crockett (TDOT)

    So sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  3. Pamela Bushman and Kyle Wood

    Kyle and I send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  4. Billy & Regina Locker

    Keeping his memory alive in our hearts!! Will never forget “you still got a little “boogie” left in you!! hugs & prayers!!!

    Reply
  5. Cindy Anderson

    God Bless ❤️

    Reply
  6. Terry and Farley

    Our hearts are broken, life will never be the same. Love you Kathy.

    Reply
  7. Kenny and Miki Campbell

    Kathy, Julie and family, our thoughts are with you all. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort in the days to come. So happy to know you all shared such great times and have wonderful memories to hold on to. That is why life is to be cherished and lived fully each day. God bless you all.

    Reply
  8. Larry, Donna, and Jennifer Lewter

    Love and prayers are being sent to you all. RL was one of a kind and loved greatly. He made my childhood a more fun, interesting and loving time. He has always been and will always be close to my heart.

    Thinking of you all with love.

    Reply
  9. Terry and Cheryl Hobbs

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. RL was one of a kind. His spirit and love for life will continue to bless us all through his memory.

    Reply
  10. Lara Towry Phillips

    My prayers and love are with Julie and Kathy today and the days to come. Thank you RL for your wisdom, generosity and laughter. I am a better person because you are my friend.

    Reply
  11. Pamela Gray

    Julie
    Sorry for the loss of your dad. Thoughts & prayers are with you and your family

    Reply
  12. Joe Luther

    Kathy,
    So sorry to hear of death of R.L. We will be thinking about you.
    JoeLuther

    Reply
  13. sherry decker

    Sorry for your families loss Monte. May he rest in peace.

    Reply
  14. Marie and Dennis Caldwell

    So sorry to hear of RL’s passing. He left a lasting impression on everyone he met. He loved people and enjoyed being out with his friends. That smile could light up the room, RIP RL, you will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  15. Tina Mcgee

    Julie I am very sorry for you and everyone else I can say that I know the pain you are going throw because I was in the same place you are if I can do anything or give you my shoulder to cry on or you need to talk I will be there for you I am going to pray that God will help you with some of your pain in your heart once again I am very sorry sweetie I know you love him with all your heart God bless you

    Reply
  16. Roger & Mary Kaye Simmons

    Sending sympathy and prayers for all of the family. Thanks for the many wonderful memories R. L.!

    Reply
  17. Jerry Gentry

    R.L. was a long time friend and classmate. He will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  18. Jewell Pool Sloan

    So sorry for your loss

    Reply
  19. JudyBrown

    So sorry for you loss he was a fine man.

    Reply
  20. Ron Bevels

    R L Kent, we have had our times, fun, follies, and failures! A friend like you never fades away! I will always hold you in my memories and my heart forever! My heart and prayers goes to your family. May they be strengthened by the grace of God, comforted by the Holy Spirit and encouraged by the hope of eternal life through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! I am so grateful that we had time together last year at the Boonshill 60th anniversary!
    Rest in Peace my friend!
    Ronnie Bevels, friends through High School

    Reply
  21. Pam Posey Gibson

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. Sending prayers for faith and strength.

    Reply
  22. The Russ Family

    To a great man that was loved by many. We are so glad we got to know him and hear his stories and get good advice from. This town will never be the same.

    Reply
  23. Billy and Donna Miles

    So sorry for your loss…May GOD wrap His arms around you all to find some comfort during these times…You all are in our thoughts and Prayers….

    Reply
  24. Tommy and Mickie Bigham

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. R. L. was a great guy! Please accept our condolences. God bless!

    Reply
  25. Van & Lee Quick

    Deepest condolences to you all. R.L. was truly one of a kind and will be so sadly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to during this sad time.

    Reply
  26. Jim Short

    Julie and Kathy I am so sorry for your loss. R.L. will be greatly missed, my thoughts and prayers are with both of you at this time. May God comfort you at this time.

    Reply
  27. Tina Peel

    What a great man he was & such a character, he will truly be missed – sending lots of hugs and prayers to the family

    Reply
  28. Caleb and Jessica Jean

    Our thoughts are with the Kent family during this difficult time. Praying for you all.

    Reply
  29. Tim and Chris Clark

    Kathy and Julie, we are so saddened and our hearts break for you. RL was such a nice man. He will always be remembered.
    God Bless.

    Reply
  30. Rexine Pigg

    In loving memory of my lifetime friend R.L. Sending my deepest sympathy . Love & prayers Rexine & Jonathan

    Reply
  31. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Julie, Kathy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May all your wonderful memories ease your heart and may God comfort you. RL will be missed by many friends.

    Reply
  32. Jo Dean counts

    Love to all of you in the loss of this sweet man. Memories keep our hearts alive,, may yours go on forever.

    Reply
  33. Tony and Lereca Swinford, Dewayna and Phil Shelton

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

    Reply

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