Doris Kent Obituary

Doris Kent

EASTLAND – Doris Kent, age 82 went home to be with the Lord and her loved ones who have gone before her Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Eastland.  Funeral services for Doris were held at 2 pm Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1306 W Main in Eastland with a visitation was held at 1 pm before the service.  Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery south of Gorman off of Hwy 8.

Doris Mae Vann Kent was born November 18, 1934 in Carbon, TX to Richard “Dick” and Alma L. Murray Vann.  She graduated from Ranger High and Ranger College.  July 23, 1954 she married the man she would spend the next 54 years with, Bert Ray Kent in Carbon, TX.  She was a housewife and mother and spend 21 years as a postal clerk with the US Postal Service in Gorman.  Doris was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Eastland.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She loved family, family reunions, getting together with friends and playing dominoes.  Doris loved her church family and helping out in any way she could.  Most of all Doris loved being with her husband.  She spoke often of her love for family and her best friend Betty Barnes.

Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband Bert Kent and a precious son Tommy Alan Kent, her parents and a brother, Bobby Lee Vann.

She is survived by a son, Terry Ray Kent and fiancée Ginger Angel of Merkel, daughter Dianne Moss and husband John of Gorman, granddaughter, Kellie Sharee Emery and husband Clint, great-granddaughters: Willow and Jacqueline, step granddaughter, Shallon Neff and husband Justin and their two children.

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