W.W. "Buddy" Kent, age 73 of Compass Lake, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. Buddy was born April 18, 1941 in Chipley, to the late Wilburn and Jennie Belle (Tharp) Kent. He was a rancher and in addition to his family, he loved his horses and cows. Buddy was a member of the AmVets and a member of the Sandy Mountain Baptist Church in the Betts Community.
In addition to his parents, a sister, Sarah Dot Hall, predeceases him.
Survivors include two sons, D.L. Kent and wife Angelina of Compass Lake, Mark Kent of Cocoa; two daughters, Laurie Kent of Crestview and Andrea Walker of Navarre; one sister, Helen Deese of Cottondale and four grandchildren.
The family received friends Monday, April 21, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Kent Family Homestead Cemetery in Compass Lake. Graveside services followed at 11 a.m. Family and friends may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.
Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements.