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Fern (Johnson) & Oscar Phillip Kent, Jr
Tombstone photo
Memorial Park Cemetery
Bartlesville, Washington County, OK
 


  © Joe Todd

Obit for Oscar posted by Ann Weber
Dec 12, 1920 - Jan 9, 2015

 

BARTLESVILLE EXAMINER-ENTERPRISE
BARTLESVILLE, WASHINGTON CO, OK
(permission granted)

Oscar Phillip Kent, Jr. age 94,retired employee of the Engineering Department
for Phillips Petroleum company, and longtime Bartlesville resident died on Friday January 9, 2015 at the Oklahoma Methodist Manor, in Tulsa.

Phillip was born on December 12, 1920 in Sulphur Springs, Texas,
the son of Oscar Phillip and Frances Helen (Thompson) Kent. He graduated from
Sulphur Springs High School in 1939. During World War II, he served in the United
States Air Corps and received the following campaign medals: American Campaign,
European African Middle Eastern and The Victory Medal. He attended East Texas State
Teacher's College, graduating in 1947 with a degree in mathematics.

Phillip and Fern Johnson were united in marriage on September 12, 1953 in Dallas,
Texas. During their forty-two years of marriage, Phillip and Fern traveled extensively
throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. They have two surviving
daughters, Kathryn Ann (Kay) and husband, George A. Starkweather of Cookeville,
Tennessee and Carol Lynn and husband, Richard J. Stewart of Tulsa; five grandchildren,
Austin, Kent, Edward (Ted) Starkweather, and Benjamin and Jeffrey Stewart.
Phillip was an active participant in numerous local organizations. He served two terms
as president in the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. He also served as anElder, First
Presbyterian Church, Bartlesville. As a member of East Cross United Methodist Church,
he taught Sunday school, chairman evangelism commission and member Board of
Concern Center.

After retirement, he volunteered for twenty-two years at the Jane Phillips Medical
Center and was a docent at Woolaroc Museum.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern, and special friend, Sylvia Cranmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Methodist Manor, 4134 E. 31st
Street, Tulsa, Ok 74135 or Wounded Warriors.

Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Jan. 14 to Feb. 13, 2015
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/examiner-enterprise/obituary.aspx?n=oscar-phillip-kent-jr&pid=173836334#sthash.2U7ixqsG.dpuf

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