George Leon Kent

Class of 1957

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George Kent

George Leon Kent

February 2, 1938 — May 26, 2023

George Leon Kent, 85, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on May 26, 2023, in Perry, Oklahoma. George was born on February 2, 1938, to Leon Kent and Rachel Green Kent in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

On December 31, 1959, he married Judith Ann Toone. To this union four children were born: Gregg of the home, Kevin of Oklahoma City, Dana of Perry and Allison of Perry.

George retired from Ditch Witch and after a short retirement he returned to work for Otoe Bingo as a security guard. He then went to work for E-Z Drill, 7 Clans Paradise Casino, and retired again in 2021 from Otoe-Missouria Tribal police Department where he was a dispatcher. He was a proud member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma.

His enjoyments were watching his children play football, basketball, baseball, and softball. However, his biggest enjoyment was coaching baseball and softball. He and his very good friend “Bob T” also spent several years umpiring together, traveling to many different towns.

As many know, George was an avid pool player and spent a couple of nights a week shooting pool at Ace’s up until about a year ago.

George was a very proud grandpa and great-grandpa. His love for his grandchildren could not be replaced.

Those surviving him are his children, grandchildren Jordan Enloe, Mariah Enloe, Rachel Horton, Titan Horton and Creede Kent. Also surviving are his great-grandchildren Keaton and Ryleigh and son-in-law Garland Arkeketa.

He was preceded in death by his wife Judy, his parents and sister Rachel.