Robert James Kent
April 15, 1943 - October 8, 2023
Cremation Society of Virginia
Valarie Blaes
Debby and Nelson Jennings
Jodi Summar
Christine Llewellyn
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Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
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Saturday 10/21, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Robert (Bob) James Kent, 80, passed on to his next adventure on Sunday, Oct. 8, after a valiant fight with Parkinson’s disease for 17 years. Even as the disease intensified, he faced it with optimism and grace. He often said, “Today is the best day I’ll ever see again, and I’m not going to waste…

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Valarie Blaes left a message on October 23, 2023:
May his memory be a blessing.
Cathleen Rea left a message on October 23, 2023:
I will always remember our Hidenwood “Life,” you and Bob such a central part. A beautiful couple, and family, and you a tower of strength, Gail, that has held it all together. Thank you for the very meaningful tribute to Bob…and that family.
Teresa Denner left a message on October 17, 2023:
Gail, I am so sorry to hear about Bob. Take care of yourself and your family. I hope to make it to the funeral. Teresa
Sherril Schmitz left a message on October 15, 2023:
I am so sorry. You and Bob had a very special relationship and that is such a blessing. Wrapping you and your family in hugs and prayers. Much love, Sherril
Debby and Nelson Jennings left a message on October 12, 2023:
Bob made the most of every day. The void he leaves can never be measured.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Susan Wilmoth left a message on October 12, 2023:
What a courageous pair - Bob and Gail! To say their lives together are an inspiration to us all is certainly an understatement. I can only imagine the large crowd of family and friends waiting on the opposite shore who welcomed Bob as he began his next assignment, making all those around him laugh with glee. Gail and boys, job well done! Susan Wilmoth
Jodi Summar left a message on October 11, 2023:
Uncle Bob was a remarkable man. I will always love him💕
Susan Dubuque left a message on October 11, 2023:
Dear Gail, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband Bob. Please know I am sending love and prayers to you and your family. Love, Susan
Sheila left a message on October 11, 2023:
God bless Gail. all I can do is cry. I love you
Christine Llewellyn left a message on October 11, 2023:
Gail, this has been such a difficult path for you. Bob had the very best care possible with you. He is no longer suffering. Much love to you and the boys.
Sam and Nancy McPhail left a message on October 11, 2023:
Gail and family, what a journey you have had, often so difficult and frustrating. Yet, you have all forged through with determination, and grit mixed with grace and love. We are sad for you all yet relieved that Bob isn’t suffering anymore. You continue to be in our prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead. Much love, Sam and Nancy McPhail
Nancy Luong left a message on October 11, 2023:
In loving memory
Cathy Flynn left a message on October 11, 2023:
Bob and Gail asked me to do a representation of one of Bob’s most famous stories “Bob and the Cow”. If you knew Bob, you knew this story. It was hilarious! I was honored to do so. He will definitely be missed! He was one of a kind. Cathy
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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