John Sargent (1925 - 2014)

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John E. "Bud" Sargent

MANSFIELD: John E. "Bud" Sargent, 88, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, following a brief illness. John had formerly lived 50 years in Lamont, CA.

John was born September 25, 1925 in Omar, WV to John E and Hazel Sargent. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the USS Stribling (DD857), a gearing-class destroyer. John faithfully walked ten miles a day, until he was too ill to walk. He shared his home with his six beloved companion dogs. John was a loving, sharing, generous hearted man towards those in need.

John is survived by one daughter, Brenda "Kay" and son-in-law, Peter Toth of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Tina, Allan, Robert, Terry Jr. of Mansfield, Wendy, Shannon of Texas; ten great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by parents; two sons, John E. Sargent III and Donald E. Sargent; one brother, Oval Sargent; and his ex-wife Virginia Howard.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 at Mansfield Cemetery with Pastor Rob Kurtz officiating. Richland County Joint Veterans Burial detail will perform Military Honors.

Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD is honored to serve the family of John Sargent.

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Published in the News Journal on Aug. 13, 2014
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