Bennie Trent
1946 - 2020
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Bennie Trent

French Lick - Bennie Ray Trent, 73, of French Lick, IN, passed away September 8, 2020. He was born December 3, 1946 in Whitley County, KY to the late Clarence and Maxine (McNeil) Trent.

Bennie was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. He also obtained certification from Sam's Technical Institute in Evansville. Bennie was a communication lineman for CSX Railroad until his retirement. He was of the Baptist faith. Bennie was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, target and skeet shooting, and riding the gator with his dog Nessie on his property.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon (Robertson) Trent; and nephew, Danny Trent.

He is survived by his stepson, Robert Brown (Megan); grandson, Ethan Brown; sister, Sherry Weatherford (Robert); brother, Clarence Trent (Jane); in-laws, Tom Robertson (Becky), Dolores Robertson, Ginger Mallette (Stan) and Jeanne Welte (Jim); many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St., Mt. Vernon, IN, with Rev. Mike Trotter officiating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until 10:00 am service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Due to the national health crisis, masks are required and social distancing should be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 61, Georgetown, KY 40324 or General Baptist International Missions, 100 Stinson Dr., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901.

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Published in Courier Press from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2020.
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September 11, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Bennie's family and friends. So sorry for this tragic loss.
Madeline & Dave Harris
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