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William Barnett Kent III

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CALVERT CITY - Mr. William Barnett Kent III, 70, of Calvert City, Ky., passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Kent was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army, serving two tours. He earned a Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, National Defense Service medal, Vietnam service medal, Vietnam campaign medal with 60 device, and the combat infantryman badge.

He retired from the United States Post Office after 19 years of service and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1191 in Paducah, the Elks Club, and the American Legion.

Mr. Kent is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jacque Kent; one son, Kris Kent and his wife Becky of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Hannah and Mattie Kent.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Kent II and Elizabeth P. Kent.

Graveside funeral services with military rites will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Pinckneyville Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 1191, Paducah, Ky.

Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.

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