Kent Hinnant

Virginia Beach, Virginia

1944 - 2019


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Kent Hinnant was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 20, 1944 and spent his childhood in Virginia Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida Atlantic University and afterward entered the Peace Corps. During his time with the Peace Corps,...

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We are saddened to learn of the death of Kent, but grateful for his service to our nation with the Peace Corps in Fiji.

Our Condolences,
The National Peace Corps Association

Linda and Lee, it was heartbreaking to hear of Kent's passing, and unimaginable to accept that your husband and father, who had such deep love for and pride in his family, has left us all. I will remember him riding the boardwalk wearing his white tee shirt and red swim trunks, I will remember him serving hors d'ouvres when I was fortunate to be a guest at your home during the holidays, I will remember him driving his truck to work with his precious dog. He had so many admirable dimensions,...

Linda and Lee....we are so saddened to learn of Kent's passing.
We have many fond memories of him, his friendship will always hold a special place in our heart! Sending love and prayers to you both.
Barbara and Lee Van Deman

Kent Hinnant belongs on the Mount Rushmore of beach greats. He touched so many lives, always kind and helpful to others. Virginia Beach won't be the same without him, God bless the Hinnant family, heaven now has both Duke and Dusty.

Linda, we worked together at VB Hospital in Cardiology when you volunteered during the early 70's with Dr. Dickinson. You knew me as Maria Applebach (or Hanbury). I've always remembered your unique lifestyle, and was sorry to read of your husbands recent passing. May your wonderful memories comfort you at this difficult time.

It has always been a reassuring pleasure knowing Duke. His calming and friendly demeanor always made me feel at ease. I was a lifeguard on the Beach Service in the early seventies. The highlight of any day was when Duke stopped by the lifeguard stand to check how things were going. It is indeed a sad time in the lives of myself and anyone who knew Duke. All will miss him dearly. To all members of the Hinnant family I ask that you allow my strength to be yours as you recover from this...

Linda and Lee, I was saddened to hear that Kent had passed away. As Steve said, we have so many great memories of all of you and Ellington's. Both of my brothers worked as lifeguards for Kent and truly admired him as a person and a boss. May loving memories of Kent ease your loss and bring you comfort and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

It was always a pleasure working with you as a reporter for The Pilot. Rest in peace, my friend.