Gerald Brent

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, February 17, 2022

Funeral service for Mr. Gerald Brent will be 11 a.m., Friday, February 18, at Riverwood, with interment in Riverwood Memorial Park. Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, before the service.

Mr. Brent, 79, of Silver Creek, MS passed away February 15, 2022, after suffering a stroke.

Gerald was born in Brookhaven, MS, May 24, 1942, to Admirel Dewey Brent Sr. and Maud Hemphill Brent. He attended Fair Oak Springs and entered the Army at the age of 19, followed by the Army Reserves. He started work with St. Regis, March of 1968, and worked at the same location until his retirement from Georgia Pacific.

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Gerald enjoyed many vacations throughout the western half of the United States. He enjoyed many camping and fishing trips with his family. He loved watching things grow and enjoyed gardening, farming, and raising cattle.

Gerald married Lydia Fairchild March 23, 1963, and they had two sons, Flint and Randall.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall Brent; his brother, Admiral Dewey Brent, Jr; sister, Katie Sue Brent Herring; and two nephews, LeRoy Herring and Danny Brent.

He is survived by his wife, Lydia Fairchild Brent; son, Flint Brent; two grandsons, Eric Brent and Austin Brent; three nieces, Tawana Boyd, Sabrina Martin, and Joan Brent; and one nephew, Richard Herring

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