WINDSOR — A Masonic service for Luther C. Kent, 83, a longtime resident of Windsor, who died Aug. 3, 2011 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in Windsor, will be held Aug. 27 at the Windsor Masonic Lodge with a funeral following. Rev. Ken White, Pastor, will officiate. Committal services with military honors will follow in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor. Friends may call at the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-noon.
He was born May 10, 1928, in Bristol, the son of Clifford E. and Marjorie A. (Guinan) Kent.
He received his schooling in Bristol and Windsor, and graduated from Windsor High School in 1946. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving from 1946-1948 and again during the Korean Conflict from 1950 until 1952.
He married Mary Dunbar in Windsor on Nov. 12, 1949.
Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Windsor and began working for L.A Smith Plumbing and Heating from 1953 until 1963, when he purchased the business and operated it as Kent’s Plumbing and Heating until his retirement in 1993.
Luther was a life member of the Windsor American Legion Post 25, a member and past Master of the Vermont Masonic Lodge 18 in Windsor, the Windsor Rotary Club, the Windsor Coon Club, the John P. Larkin Country Club, and a member and past president of the Master Plumbers Association and in 1989 was elected contractor of the year by the Master Plumber’s Association.
He served as a member of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years, and a member of the Windsor Select Board for several years. He was also a member of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor where he served on the Board of Trustees.
Luther enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, golfing and snowmobiling. He was fond of spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Mary D. Kent of Windsor; one daughter, Karen Walker and her husband, David of Hartland; one son, Kevin Kent and his wife, Lori of Claremont, N.H.; two granddaughters, Season Smith of West Swanzey, N.H. and Amanda Walker of Hartland; two great-grandchildren, Owen Sprague of Hartland and Kennedy Lyn Smith of West Swanzey; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one sister, Marilyn Companion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church, PO Box 756, Windsor, 05089 or to the Mt. Ascutney Skilled Nursing Facility Activities Fund, 289 County Road, Windsor, 05089.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor handled arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the August 25th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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