Mr. James Martin Kent, Sr., age 70 of Wewahitchka, passed away Friday, Aug. 8 in Panama City.
James was born in Bay County and lived in Gulf County for most of his life. He retired from the railroad with 13 years of service. James, along with his companion, were owner and operators of an alligator processing plant along with other game. James dearly loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and nature. He helped raise a lot of children, calling them his own. He was loved by many family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include companion of 27 years, Tarry Marshall of Wewahitchka; Sons, James Martin Kent, Jr. and his wife Michele of Panama City, Christ Brand and his wife, Becky, of Wewahitchka, and Jason Brant and his wife, Kayla, of Port St. Joe; Three grandchildren, Heather, Brandon and Lauren Brant.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 15 at Highland View Baptist Church in Port St. Joe with Rev. Ben Armstrong officiating. Internment followed at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe. The family received friends earlier in the day at Highland View Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown.