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Former Cleburne resident, Philip Kent, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, August 21, 2016 in Fort Worth after a brief battle with cancer.
Funeral services are set for Friday, August 26, 2016, 10 a.m. at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, August, 26, 2016, 3 p.m. at the Hudson Family Cemetery in Tyler in East Texas.
Visitation will be held from 6 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Officiating at the funeral will be Kents cousin, the Rev. Brian Jackson of Greenbrier Baptist Church in Alvarado.
The 64-year-old chemical engineer oversaw construction and initial operation of the SACHEM, Inc. manufacturing facility in Cleburne. He also led operations for the company in Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. He was manager of the companys plant in Austin, Texas at the time of his death.
The Tyler native held bachelors degrees in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and in geology from Stephen F. Austin University.
A gifted musician, Kent was church pianist at Cleburne Bible Church during the 10 plus years he and his family lived in Cleburne.
He was a man of many talents, ranging from gardening to home remodeling to learning to speak Japanese. He and his wife, Chiemi Maruo, traveled all over the world. They met and married in Japan.
Other survivors include his son, James Kent; his daughter and son-in-law, Dustin and Linda Bennett; grandsons, Leyton Kent and Jackson Bennett; sister, Kay Kent Blow; brother-in-law, Alfred Dick Pate; and many other beloved family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otto Kent; mother, Helen Kent Phelps; sisters, Linda Ruth Kent and Sydney Pate; brother, Jan Kent; and brother-in-law, Alton Skeet Blow.
Published on August 23, 2016
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