Born May 14, 1946, in Fort Benning, Ga., he attended Marshfield Senior High School in Coos Bay, Ore., where he wrestled and was active in student government. At Princeton Kent majored in aerospace engineering. He was active in wrestling, the Karate Club, Orange Key, and the AIAA, and ate at Dial.
In 1968, Kent was commissioned in the Marines, serving three years active duty and 13 years in the reserves. In 1973 he earned an MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kent’s career focused on corporate finance: first at Continental Bank, followed by executive roles at Vulcan Materials, Dollar General, Norrell Staffing, and Interlochen Group. His interests included triathlons, scuba diving, fly-fishing, and the Boy Scouts. Together, Kent and his wife, Linda, enjoyed traveling the world, summering in North Carolina, croquet, hiking, boating, fishing, and time with their family and friends.
Kent is survived by Linda; children Bennett Garner and Alison Worthington; four grandchildren; brother Steve ’72; and sister Lois. The class extends its profound sympathies to them all.