John Brent
1942 - 2018
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John B. Brent
1942-2018
John Brent died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 16, 2018, following a long battle with cancer and recent complication from a stroke. He is survived by the wife he adored for over forty years, Anne.
John was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 8, 1942 to Robert James Brent and Evelyn Bosworth Brent. As an infant, he moved with his family to Houston and considered himself to be a proud lifelong Houstonian.
John attended St Anne School, Lanier Middle School and graduated from Lamar High School with highest honors. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a degree in Mathematics and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He began his business career with Lincoln Property Company, where he became a senior partner. In 1984, John left Lincoln to become a founding Partner of Property Company of America. In addition, John was President and Chairman of JBB Consulting Inc. and a senior vice president of Property Company of America Realty, Inc. During his career as a real estate developer John developed over 2,000 acres of commercial land including the master planned Westwood Project on Beltway 8, 700,000 square feet of office buildings and managed over 3,000,000 square feet of commercial property throughout Texas.
Most of all, John was an avid sportsman. His love of the outdoors began when he caught his first fish in Herman Park followed closely by his first hunting trip on land which now includes the Houston Galleria. From these early adventures, John explored the world, hunting big game in Africa, wing-shooting throughout the United States and Europe, fishing the rivers of Alaska, Montana and Wyoming as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Pacific and Atlantic. John is a past Trustee of Ducks Unlimited and member of the Board for the Houston Chapter where he was elected Sportsman of the Year and Sponsor of the Year.
John loved boats. He grew up sailing on Galveston Bay. Those closest to him lived in fear of the day each month when his boat magazines would be delivered. It seemed that each one had an ad for the one he just had to have next. John had an air boat, several sail boats, a boat he bought on the side of Highway 59 coming back from South Texas (the hole in the bottom was undisclosed) and several more that he enjoyed with his friends at Lakewood Yacht Club.
John's proudest achievement was the Anacahuita Ranch near Hebbronville, Texas. He purchased a piece of property which was so thick with brush that it was impossible to get to most of it. Over a ten-year period, John transformed the ranch into a premier South Texas hunting property. He was awarded the Land Stewardship Award by the Texas Wildlife Society, the Rangeland Management Award by the Texas Society for Range Management and the Purdey Award for Outstanding Habitat Management for Bobwhite Quail. John and Anne spent many wonderful weekends hunting together and sharing the Anacahuita Ranch with their many friends.
John was a member of River Oaks Country Club, The Coronado Club, Lakewood Yacht Club, The Argyle Club, and The International Order of St. Hubertus.
Beneath his larger than life personality, lived a gentle soul. John found beauty in all of nature, and was a man of very deep faith. On the afternoon before he died, John professed his love of God and said he was ready to be called home. He was intelligent, always good company, enjoyed people and made friends everywhere he went. He shared all he had with friends from a newly discovered fishing hole, a quail hunt at his ranch or a cocktail cruise on Galveston Bay. We will all remember his infectious, if sometimes too loud laugh, his wickedly quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.
John was predeceased by his mother and father, and his brother, Robert J. Brent, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Anne; four nephews, Robert J. Brent III and wife, Ericka, Steve B. Brent and wife, Nicole, John B. Brent and wife, Chelsea and Michael Brent, all of New Orleans, La.; his cousin, Ralph Nix, MD, also of New Orleans, La., numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends. The family would like to express special thanks to his caregivers, Cynthia Barajas, Marco Nunez, Tracy Porter and Matthew Johnson for their many years of dedicated service.
A memorial mass and celebration of John's life will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 20th of March, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road in Houston.
Prior to the mass, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.
The family suggests that in lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed toward the charity of one's choice.
Vaya Con Dios My Love



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Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 17 to Mar. 19, 2018.
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March 22, 2018
Anne, I have just read the obituary for John and am so sorry that I did not know of his passing or of the service in his honor and memory. I would certainly have been there. My late husband, Abe Friedman, thought the world of John, and they enjoyed a long friendship. Towards the end of Abe's life, we ran in to John at TIRR. I will never forget that John attended a service for Abe on a cold, rainy night a couple of years ago. I had gotten his phone number that night.....and strangely, had just written down his name and wanted to call him to see how he was. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my sincere and deep sympathy to you.
Fran Dow Friedman
March 22, 2018
So sorry for your loss hope that the memories of your love one comfort you.
Sharon
March 21, 2018
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you spent together with your dear loved one.
March 20, 2018
For Anne.....
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal"

Author anonymous..... Found on Irish gravestone.
John Blocker Jr
March 20, 2018
I am very sorry to hear this news. I only heard about Johns passing at 3:00 pm Tuesday and missed the services.
God bless you John.
John Blocker jr
March 20, 2018
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of such a great man. John was truly held to a high esteem by my grandfather, Arthur J. Bosworth, Jr. (Jack). Whenever tragedy struck our family Cousin John was always present and willing to lend a helping hand. For his great kindness and affection for my grandfather and family I will forever be grateful! I send heartfelt prayers to his beloved, Anne, and the rest of our family. May John REST in ETERNAL peace with our LORD and SAVIOR Jesus Christ, Aunt Evelyn, Uncle Robert James, and Bobby! Much Love to All!

The Family of Arthur John Bosworth, Jr. (Jack)
Jack Bosworth
March 19, 2018
May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Isaiah 61:1,2
March 19, 2018
John was an avid hunter, sailor and Business genius. Hope he and Buck are finding the quail. Sandra Eckels
Sandra Eckels
March 18, 2018
John - grew up a few doors down the street from
me on Locke Lane .We both loved to hunt
and fish as kids. I still remember wade
fishing the surfside beach with John many
years ago.REST IN PEACE -JOHN --
YOUR FRIEND -RICHARD KROUSE
Richard Krouse
March 18, 2018
My husband Peter and I were honored to be included by Uncle John and Aunt Anne in some of John's favorite activities listed above. His large personality was complimented by his gentlemanly manners and love for Anne. They were truly best friends. I will miss his stories and his genuine interest in our progress in life. His accomplishments and his love for God will continue to serve as a guidance for those survived by him. Thank you for everything John, we will miss you so.
Cee Cee And Peter Nix
March 18, 2018
Rest in Peace John.

Danny Garcia
Danny Garcia
March 17, 2018
John gave me my very first job as a secretary when he was with Shindler Cummins. For that I will always be grateful. He was a good man. My best to Ann and the family.

Kindest regards,

Stephanie Vincent Reynolds
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