James Dent

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James (Jimmy) Perry Dent

HAUGHTON, LA. Funeral services for James (Jimmy) Perry Dent, age 64, will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home in Haughton, LA on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 12 noon. The visitation will be held prior to services at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Officiating will be Reverend George Rogers and Brother Mike Reichard, Pastor of Koran Baptist Church. Burial will be at Rocky Mount Cemetery near Ringgold, LA. Processional to the burial site will commence immediately following services. There will be a graveside service.

Mr. Dent was born at Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, TX on July 9, 1949 and died on November 23, 2013. He was owner of Jimmy Dent Trucking in Haughton, LA. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War with the rank SP4 in the United States Army. Mr. Dent was a member of the Koran Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Perry Earl Dent; mother, Marion Emmaline DeVries Dent; and sister, Sandra Lee Dent.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years and 11 months, Gwendolyn Louise Johnson Dent; son Perry Dwayne Dent and wife Ashley Dent; grandson Jacob Perry Dent; step grandson Dillon Johnston; and granddaughter Ava Louise Dent; three sisters Diana Young of Haughton, LA., Bonnie Baker of Metairie, LA., and Barbara Henderson and husband Neil Henderson of Doyline, LA., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be: Joey Guice, David Reynolds, Billy Barnett, Floyd Odom, Curtis Wall, Chad Patrick. Honorary pallbearer: Doug Williams.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Koran Baptist Building Renovation Fund, 5138 Highway 527, Haughton, LA 71037, 318-987-3362.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family by viewing www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Nov. 25, 2013
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