Floyd Gene Kent, Sr. of Fairfield Bay, passed away at his home on April 20, 2019 after a long struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Floyd was born on January 28, 1945 in Wardell, Missouri to Norman L. and Bertha (Griffen) Kent. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Edward Kent, and his sister, Luerina Kent.
Floyd leaves his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Janis T. (Giannini) Kent. He and Janice traveled the world and lived across the United States as partners in marriage and business. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum in 2006 after 36 years as a project Engineer. He started his own consulting company, Ozark Extrusion in 2012. Floyd was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Bay. He was President of the Fair Oaks Homeowner’s Association for several years and a member of the American Legion.
Floyd has a servant’s heart which led him with Janice to volunteer in various ways whether serving meals to children at a local church or assisting others in need. One of his proudest accomplishments was his time as an ambulance driver for the Fairfield Bay EMS. He made many friends who were there to assist him and Janice when he became unable to assist in return.
Floyd also leaves two sons; Floyd Gene Kent, Jr (Jennifer), of St. Petersburg, FL and Christopher Scott Kent (Deloris) of Tampa, FL. Gene and Chris describe their dad as their favorite coach, mentor, and lifelong cheerleader. They speak with love of his charismatic personality and the strong work ethic that he passed along to both of them along with his passion for fishing, golf and his Christian faith.
Left with loving memories are Floyd’s brother, David (Linda) Kent of Plant City, FL and sisters; Gail Futch (Lee) also of Plant City, and Donna Futch (Bill) of Chipley, FL, grandson Matthew and granddaughters; MaKenzie, Makayla, Ariel (husband Jake Johnson), Jacy and JillyAnne all of Tampa, FL. Also mourning are countless family members and friends.
Visitation and Rosary will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Roller – McNutt Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton, AR. A Memorial and Mass will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Bay.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the ALS Foundation or The Gleason ALS Foundation or the charity of your choice.