Kent W. Kreider, the hero of the family went to be with his savior early Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019, from a courageous 32-year battle against Parkinson’s disease.

Kent was born on September 8, 1947, in Morgan City, LA to John F. Kreider and Dorothy Walther Kreider, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Kreider, of 45 wonderful years, a brother Gregory J. Kreider (Janet); also, Kent’s children Kent Henderson of Gulfport, MS and Sandy Kreider Kitchens of Laurel, MS; as well as his six grandchildren Helen Henderson, Kreider Henderson, Emily Henderson, Benjamin Mitchell (Candice), Alexis Kitchens, and Kailee Kitchens. Kent also has 3 grandsons, Brayden & Porter Mitchell and Harper Dement.

Kent graduated Berwick High School in 1965 with multiple sports accreditations. He continued his education at Louisiana State University, with most of his career years spent traveling around the world as a fluids control engineer for Baker Hughes.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 9, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, MS. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 2: p.m. also at Memory Chapel Funeral Home.

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