In Loving Memory of Benney S. Dent who passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Holzer Medical Center following a brief illness. Benney was born June 23, 1945.
He attended Kyger Creek High School, where he was a star halfback for the Kyger Creek Bobcats. Benney was recruited by both Marshall University and Ohio State University for their football programs but chose to serve his country instead by joining the military where he spent three years in the U.S. Army.
Benney married his wife Patricia Kittle in 1967. Patricia proceeded him in death in October of 2012. One daughter was born of the marriage in 1968, Kimberly Lynn Dent who sadly passed away at the age of 31.
Benney worked as a supervisor at the Kaiser Aluminum Plant, which later became Ravenswood Aluminum, until his retirement in 2006.
Benney and his wife were baptized together at the Pomeroy Church of Christ on April 11, 1983. He was a loving Father and Husband. Benney loved life, was an avid golfer and a member of the Meigs Senior Golf League in Pomeroy.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Mitchell; father, Victor Dent; mother, Sapho (Miles) Dent; daughter, Kimberly (Dent) Kaiser; wife, Patricia Dent; and uncle and aunt Richard and Kathleen Kittle.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Winfred and Evelyn Dent; nephews, Roger Dent, Mike Dent, Wayne Dent; and a niece, Vicky Dent. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
At Benney's request there will be no services. Donations may be made to the Meigs County Cancer Awareness Program in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements were handled by the Anderson McDaniel Funeral home in Pomeroy.
An online registry is available at andersonmcdaniel.com.