PEORIA - Danny R. Bent, 66, of Peoria passed away at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in the emergency room at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born June 17, 1947, in Avon, Ill., to Ross and Shirley (West) Bent. He married Julia Miller on May 25, 1991, in Groveland.
Surviving are his wife, Julia Bent of Peoria; one son, Shane Bent of Peoria; one granddaughter, Shaylee Bent of Peoria and her mother, Beth Bent of Peoria; three brothers; five sisters; his father-in-law, Herman Miller of Groveland; and his stepmother, Cora Bent of Galesburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Robert Nullmeyer.
An Army veteran, he served in Germany during the Vietnam War.
Danny started his working career with his father at Producers Dairy in 1963, later working at United Parcel Service. He then worked at Nessler Bros. Concrete, Nessler-Bent Construction, C&G Concrete, P.J. Hoerr Construction and last worked with Mediacom, until 2006.
He was a member of Central Laborers Local 165 in Peoria.
Cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, followed by full military rites by the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.