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Published December 30th, 2013 10:09 pm

Tony Joe Kent, 63, Elizabethton passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 in the Greystone Health Center.
He was a Carter County native. Tony was a graduate of Mary Hughes High School, Piney Flats. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a Machinist at the Alemite Corporation, Johnson City. He was of the Christian Faith. Tony was an avid NASCAR Fan. He was preceded in death by an infant sister.
Survivors include a son & daughter-in-law: Brandon & Holly Kent, Watauga. Two Daughters: Wendy Kent and Holly Kent and her friend: Brandon Lukianoff all of Elizabethton. Two Grandchildren: Caleb and Connor Kent. His Mother: Arlene Pierce Kent. Three Brothers: David Kent & wife Donna, Johnson City, Steve Kent and wife Kathy and Keith Kent all of Elizabethton. He is also survived by Merita Kent, his former wife of 25 years. Several Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Bewley officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Music will be provided by Daren Shepard.
Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday will be: Kenneth Ray, Dennis Goff, Emerson Smith, Matthew Kent, Mark Baumann and Brandon Lukianoff. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Bare and Danny Avery. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion & The Tennessee National Guard.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a son & daughter-in-law: Brandon & Holly Kent, 164 Maple Tree Lane, Watauga.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the Staff of Greystone Health Care and the Staff of Wellmont Hospice for the excellent care that was received. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge