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10300 Richmond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-3770
Fax: 804-333-0079
Wilbur Kent

Wilbur Earl Kent Jr.

Wednesday, November 8th, 1944 - Friday, February 5th, 2021
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Obituary

Wilbur Earl Kent, Jr., 76, of Lottsburg, Virginia departed his Earthly life on February 5, 2021.
Jr. was born in and remained a lifelong resident of Lottsburg. He was the son of the late Wilbur Earl Kent, Sr. and Ruth Katherine Rice Kent and was the beloved husband of Nancy Hughes Dodson Kent. Jr. was a member of Cobham Park Baptist Church and was the founder, owner, and operator of numerous small businesses in the Northern Neck.

Jr. adored his family and they treasured their time with him. He will be deeply missed. He is survived by his devoted wife Nancy - who went from being his high school prom date to his wife of over fifty years; his loving children: son Kevin Kent and daughter Karen Newsome (David); his grandchildren: Christian Kent, Austin Kent, Brandon Kent, Jacob Newsome and Annie Katherine Newsome. Jr. is also survived by his faithful dog/best friend Kayla.

The businesses Jr. started were many, and they include the Callao and Warsaw Buy-Rite stores, an antique shop and an auction house. Jr. had a tremendous work ethic and took great pride in seeing his businesses grow. When he wasn’t working, Jr. enjoyed family trips to Nags Head, fishing, having a good laugh and especially loved sharing a meal with family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future and will be announced on the Welch Funeral Home website as well as on the radio when the time and date are set. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you honor Jr.’s love of animals and his special bond with Kayla by making a donation in his memory to the Northumberland County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 603, Burgess, VA 22432.
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Peyton & Betty Gayle Motley

Posted at 06:36pm
Our deepest sympathy to Junior’s family for your loss. He was such a caring person and a joy to be around. He always reached out to others in their time of need. He will be missed.
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Horace & Bertha Sanders

Posted at 09:33am
Horace & I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Kent family in the passing of Jr.
He was well known and liked by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers to each of you
at this difficult time. Horace & Bertha Sanders
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