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Kent Bennard Terry

March 10, 1981 ~ April 13, 2018 (age 37)

Kent was born March 10, 1981 to David Coatney and Patricia Terry in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 1999. He loved playing football in school and he attended SMU on a full scholarship in Dallas. He went on to complete his Associate Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, on June 13, 2016. He worked as an inventory control specialists for two years and a warehouse associate for six years in Lancaster, Texas.

He married his soul mate, Lakishia, on February 17, 2012, in Irving, Texas. They later bought a home in Arlington to start a family and build a future together. Kent was a big New Orleans Saints fan and shared his loved with one of his favorite uncles. Uncle Buck (Donald Coatney), who always called him and talk about football. His other favorite uncle, Thurman was always making jokes when they talked and he would say, "That’s my uncle Thurman." Kent became a Mason November 13, 2015, and has served faithfully and whole-heartedly with the Alpha & Omega Lodge#647 in Arlington, Texas. He loved being a Mason and giving back to his community. He also enjoyed his brotherhood that was gained during his journey. He taught others after him how to be an Alpha & Omega man. Kent loved his wife, family and masonic family very much. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and making new memories as husband and wife. He also enjoyed spending time with his family on Coatney Hill every year for the annual family reunions. He was a great man that loved God, life, family and being the best man he could be.

On April 13, 2018, the Lord called Kent home to be with Him after this journey on Earth was done. Preceding his death was his father, David Coatney, He is survived by his wife, Lakishia Terry of Arlington, Texas; mother, Patricia Terry of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Sarah Terry of Atlanta, Georgia, and Tracey Graff of Richardson, Texas; two grandmothers, Sarah Coatney of Hosston, Louisiana, and Ruth Coatney of Hosston, Louisiana; two uncles, Donald (Buck) Coatney of Hosston, Loisiana, and Thurman Coatney of New Orleans, Louisiana; and three aunts, Janice Coatney of Shreveport, Louisiana, Irene Coatney of Vivian, Louisiana, and Vera Stinson of Shreveport, Louisiana. He will also be missed by a host of cousins and other family members. 

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