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William Edward Kent

November 8, 1961 - August 25, 2023
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Vance Brooks
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Hetal Choksi
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H.Bernard Franks
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WATER QUALITY MONITORING/ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
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Charlotte K Cooper
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Adam and Beverly (Parish) Reeves
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Visitation
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Columbus Chapel
Tuesday 8/29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - Columbus Chapel
4048 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31907
Wednesday 8/30, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Parkhill Cemetery

William Edward Kent, 61, of Upatoi, Georgia passed away Friday afternoon, August 25, 2023, at Piedmont Northside Hospital in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 4048 Macon Rd., Columbus GA, 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 with Joe Young officiating. Interment will follow at ParkhillContinue Reading

Hetal Choksi left a message on September 1, 2023:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Dede deMarks left a message on August 31, 2023:
Sending condolences and prayers of God's comfort to William's (Bill) family and friends. God is close to the brokenhearted....Psalm 34:18.When I was an instructor at GWWI training across the state and attending conferences, William had always had kind and encouraging words. He was one of our industry experts and his legacy will live on through the lives he encountered and inspired.
Belinda Folkes left a message on August 31, 2023:
I was blessed to get to know William over the years through GAWP, he was a friend and mentor, the kind of guy you are proud to know. He is and will be missed, your good soul now lives on in heaven.
Belinda Folkes left a message on August 31, 2023:
I was blessed to get to know William over the years through GAWP, he was a friend and mentor, the kind of guy you are proud to know. He is and will be missed, your good soul now lives on in heaven.
H.Bernard Franks left a message on August 31, 2023:
I am extremely saddened by this news but thankful that I had the opportunity get to know him. Revelations 21:3,4- Our God Jehovah has promised to wipe every tear from our eyes and remove our enemy death forever! My prayers will continue in behalf of his family and friends.
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Julian Granberry left a message on August 30, 2023:
R.I.P. William my good neighbor. We will miss you, Julian, and Wendy. Had many good conversations sitting on tractors while working on the road with you Brother.
WATER QUALITY MONITORING/ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES left a message on August 30, 2023:
Our prayers are to the family of William Kent who was the manager of 2 departments, WQM & ECD, for a number of years until they combined them and became Environmental Services. Always had his door opened for those who needed to talk. "You Say" by Lauren Daigle - He is now with the Lord and He believed.
John F Caldwell left a message on August 30, 2023:
I am so saddened to hear this news. I knew William very well throught GAWP. He was always upbeat, plesant, and great to work with as a water professional. Peace and comfort to you all.
Charlotte K Cooper left a message on August 29, 2023:
In memory of William Edward Kent, Charlotte K Cooper lit a candle
Charlotte K Cooper left a message on August 29, 2023:
In memory of William Edward Kent, Charlotte K Cooper lit a candle
Charlotte K Cooper left a message on August 29, 2023:
In memory of William Edward Kent, Charlotte K Cooper lit a candle
Sarah Martin left a message on August 29, 2023:
William Kent was a visionary and he gave me hope when I had NONE. I am deeply saddened by this loss. Thank you, William, for EVERYTHING.
Adam and Beverly (Parish) Reeves left a message on August 28, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall...sorry for your loss...
Adam and Beverly (Parish) Reeves left a message on August 28, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall...sorry for your loss...
Adam and Beverly (Parish) Reeves left a message on August 28, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall...sorry for your loss...
Adam and Beverly (Parish) Reeves left a message on August 28, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall...sorry for your loss...
Adam and Beverly (Parish) Reeves left a message on August 28, 2023:
Our thoughts and prayers are with yall...sorry for your loss...
Buddy and Ila Parish left a message on August 28, 2023:
We are so sorry for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with yall at this time...
Buddy and Ila Parish left a message on August 28, 2023:
We are so sorry for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with yall at this time...
Kevin and Stacey (Parish) Steverson left a message on August 28, 2023:
So sorry for the loss of your brother...our thoughts and prayers are with yall...
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Kevin and Stacey (Parish) Steverson left a message on August 28, 2023:
So sorry for the loss of your brother...our thoughts and prayers are with yall...
Tom and Tina Smith left a message on August 28, 2023:
We are sorry for your loss lampchop...our thoughts and prayers are with yall at this time...
Tom and Tina Smith left a message on August 28, 2023:
We are sorry for your loss lampchop...our thoughts and prayers are with yall at this time...
Ronnie and Jane Gibson left a message on August 28, 2023:
We are so sorry for your loss Jessica! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all
Ronnie and Jane Gibson left a message on August 28, 2023:
We are so sorry for your loss Jessica! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all
Robin Barrow Benfield left a message on August 28, 2023:
In memory of William Edward Kent, Robin Barrow Benfield lit a candle
Ashley left a message on August 28, 2023:
William was a pillar in the community and touched so many lives at CWW, the lab, Oxbow, Keep Columbus Beautiful, and so many more. He will be sincerely missed. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
John Peebles left a message on August 28, 2023:
I enjoyed being with William at GAWP board meetings, conferences, the BBQ competitions and football watching parties. At work, WIlliam's relationships with EPD regulators, college academics, community organizations, and other regional utilities were vital to CWW's success along with his vast knowledge of water and wastewater sampling and testing. He will be greatly missed!
Bob Kazmier left a message on August 28, 2023:
William has been alongtime friend and associate. Our thoughts and parayer go out to his wife and family.
Brian Boswell left a message on August 28, 2023:
William has been a friend and mentor to me for over a decade. There are no words to describe this Loss. So many fond memories and experiences. William will be missed.
Cynthia Sparks left a message on August 28, 2023:
My thoughts and prayers are with the Kent Family. 🙏🏽
Cynthia Sparks left a message on August 28, 2023:
My thoughts and prayers are with the Kent Family. 🙏🏽
Julie Hicks left a message on August 28, 2023:
In memory of William Edward Kent, Julie Hicks lit a candle
Pam Burnett left a message on August 26, 2023:
William taught me and many others so much, with his exceptional patience and kindness. I’m crushed by his passing and will miss him very much. Great guy and a constant champion of GAWP. I was blessed to know him.
Doug Griffin left a message on August 26, 2023:
William was a good friend and a mentor in the Cross-connection Control field. He will be deeply missed.
Sonia Cox left a message on August 26, 2023:
In memory of William Edward Kent, Sonia Cox lit a candle
Tracy Thigpen left a message on August 26, 2023:
William was a great man and a mentor to me. He was my brother in the water industry and a dear friend. My heart breaks with you all, he will be missed! I am praying for strength and healing.
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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