Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Robert Jonathan Kent

09/21/1949 - 11/17/2018

Robert “Bobby” Jonathan Kent, age 69 of Blairsville, GA passed away Saturday November 17, 2018 at his home.

Bobby was the son of  Horace and Euverla Kent of Murphy. Before his career with Rolm-IBM, Bobby spent the 70’s as a land surveyor and liked to use his scope to look at the night sky. He enjoyed CB radios, western movies, nature shows and shooting pool. He liked Labrador retrievers, occasionally tolerated cats and once had a pet ferret. He taught his son how to throw a curveball (for which he is eternally grateful) and put up a basketball goal for him on the same day he ended up in the hospital with a kidney stone. He liked Marty Robbins, played a few chords on guitar and could whistle really loud. He liked Texas but not California, loved the mountains and being on the water. He read the Bible and Louis L’amour. He was one of a kind.

He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Kent and brother, Richard Kent.

He is survived by his mother, Euverla Kent of Murphy; son, Scott Kent and wife, Jana; grandchildren, Jack and Emily Kent; sisters, Brenda Palmer of Murphy and Janet Hollifield and husband Ron of Flat Rock, NC and brothers, Tony Kent and wife Kathy of Peachtree and Tommy Joe Kent and wife Jackie of Meadows of Dan, VA.

The family will receive friends from 6-7PM, Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy.

A memorial service will be held at 7PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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