Obituary: William Lee Kent


Funeral services for William “Bill” Lee Kent of Daleville, AL, formerly of Cullman, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8th at New Prospect Baptist Church in Hanceville. Visitation for the public will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church on Saturday prior the funeral service. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Kent, who was a retired helicopter pilot for the United States Army, was relieved of his duties here on earth and flew to his heavenly home on Oct. 3, 2022. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Blount County, Alabama. Bill began his career with the United States Army in 1956 and officially retired in 1976. During his service he became a helicopter pilot and a mechanic. He was extremely proud of his service even after retirement. To some he was also considered a hero, having saved many men in the Vietnam War. Bill was a Christian and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church for many years. He loved life, his family and his career. Many stories were told, on more than one occasion, and will forever live in the hearts of those who he cherished most.

Those he leaves behind are his wife: Rogenia Kent; sons: Scott Kent and Randy Kent; brother: Howard Kent, and a host of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Hanceville Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kent Family.