Hastings resident Gary L. Kent, Jr., 60, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hastings, NE.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Kathy Uldrich officiating. The family has requested casual attire if attending services. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be designated at a later date. Visitation is 9-8 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Gary was born June 7, 1957, in Hastings, NE to Gary L. Sr. & Roberta (Sealey) Kent. He attended Harvard High School. Gary served in the U.S. Marines from July 9, 1974 to January 7, 1977. He married Laura Taylor on August 8, 2012, in Sturgis, SD.
Gary was employed by Gavilon Fertilizer in Hastings. He was very involved with archery and volunteered his time helping with kids’ archery. He loved riding his Harley Davidson and attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for 32 years. Gary was an avid outdoorsman, hunting deer and turkeys, and bow fishing. On hunting trips to Canada, he shot three black bears with his bow.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, Gary L. Kent, Sr.; brother, Virgil Kent; and step-father-in-law, Robert Thaut.
Wife: Laura Kent – Hastings, NE
Sons & Spouse: Levi & Misti Kent – Blue Hill, NE
Cleve Doyle – Norman, OK
Grandchildren: Dylan Shepherd
Mother: Roberta Kent – Hastings, NE
Brothers & Spouse: Kurtis & Jeanette Kent – Hebron, NE
Bradley Kent – Hebron, NE
Sisters-in-law & Spouses: Lisa Taylor & fiancé Dave Utter – Temple, TX
Karen Krueger – Hastings, NE
Kelly & Milt Davis – Mesa, AZ
Cristi Thaut & Larry Vogele – Lincoln, NE
Kim Mohlman – Hastings, NE
Brothers-in-law & Spouse: Randy & Cindy Taylor – Hastings, NE
Mark Gillaspie – Hastings, NE
Todd Gillaspie & Renee Deveny – Hastings, NE
Mother-in-law: Joan Thaut – Hastings, NE
Father-in-law & Spouse: Norman & Beverly Taylor – Hastings, NE
Beloved wiener dogs: Cooper & Sylvie
Numerous Nieces, Nephews & a host of friends