TIPP CITY - Kent W. Poince, 82, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his residence following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Frederick, Ohio, to Roscoe and Mary E. (Oakes) Poince, who preceded him in death.
He also was preceded in death by his infant son, Chris Allen Poince, and a sister, Carol L. Greene.
For 20 years Kent was a junior high teacher for the Tipp City and Troy School systems. He also enjoyed teaching adult Bible classes and Sunday school at local churches and SpringMeade Retirement Community.
Kent was a loyal fan of Tipp City basketball and volleyball. He loved to play softball and enjoyed this hobby for more than 60 years.
Surviving Kent are his beloved wife of 59 years, Sue (Garber) Poince; his son Lynn "Ron" Thomas Poince and his wife Sherry of Cincinnati; his daughter, Sarah J. Poince of Cold Spring, Ky.; a brother-in-law, David Greene of Columbus; and a niece, Karen Greene Dilgard of Columbus.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Tipp City United Methodist Church, corner of Third and Main Street, with Pastor Dan Glover officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, West Milton.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or American Cancer Society in memory of Kent.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fringsandbayliff.com.