A funeral service for Gerald Brent was held Feb. 18, 2022, at Riverwood, with interment in Riverwood Memorial Park.
Mr. Brent, 79, of Silver Creek, passed away Feb. 15, after suffering a stroke.
Gerald was born May 24, 1942, in Brookhaven to Admirel Dewey Brent Sr. and Maud Hemphill Brent. He attended Fair Oak Springs and entered the Army at the age of 19, followed by the Army Reserves. He started work with St. Regis, March of 1968, and worked at the same location until his retirement from Georgia-Pacific.
Gerald enjoyed many vacations throughout the western half of the United States. He enjoyed many camping and fishing trips with his family. He loved watching things grow and enjoyed gardening, farming, and raising cattle.
Gerald married Lydia Fairchild on March 23, 1963, and they had two sons, Flint and Randall.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall Brent; his brother, Admiral Dewey Brent Jr.; sister, Katie Sue Brent Herring; and two nephews, LeRoy Herring and Danny Brent.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Fairchild Brent; son, Flint Brent; two grandsons, Eric Brent and Austin Brent; three nieces, Tawana Boyd, Sabrina Martin, and Joan Brent; and one nephew, Richard Herring.