Kent Edward Anderson

Kent Edward Anderson, 63, died September 10, 2016.  Visitation will be 5:00pm Sunday, September 18th at Trinity Community Church [5010 Parallel KCK] followed by memorial service at 6:00pm.

Kent graduated from Wyandotte High School [1971] and Pittsburg State University [1975] with his degree in automotive technology.  He was a mechanic most of his life; straying for only a short time to dabble in sales of [what else?] cars!

He is preceded in death by his father, Gunnar [2005] and maternal and paternal grandparents.  He is survived by a his beloved mother, Evelyn Anderson, and his best friend and eldest brother Gary [Bonnie]. Kent also leaves behind younger brothers Mike and Brad [Christy], his sister Kim Garvey [Kevin] and a world of generous and loyal friends.

Although it should be noted that Kent fought a very courageous battle with death, he received a call with an offer he couldn’t refuse.  It came with a promise of a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time, 100% job security to a wonderful place where he’ll be charming and kind just as he was here with us.  There will be music, laughter, immense amounts of love and all the cars he could ever want to tear apart and rebuild. Flannel shirts and blue jeans will be the perfect attire and living life everafter ‘on the edge’ perfectly acceptable. Gentlemen; start your engines…………and keep our dear Kent in your loving care!

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Salvation Army.


  1. Sue Arnold on September 15, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Yes the fight is over for our gentle quite man. Kent was a very dearly loved friend by me and all he met. Sleep now my sweet Desperado,let the Lord hold you in his arms now with all that are their loving you. He will be missed by my grandchildren for sure. He loved them so much. They watched cartoons and Disney movies and never complained, he was Grandpa Kent.

  2. Dianne Henry on September 15, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I have so many wonderful memories of Kent and your terrific family through the years, particularly the early years at London Heights. Kent was a fun-loving, gentle soul and a good person. As we texted back and forth a few times during his illness, I was amazed to hear his strength and resolve to get through his treatments and back to a normal life.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Dianne Henry

  3. Judy (Larson) Southard on September 15, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I had the privilege of going to school with Kent from first grade at Parker to our senior year at Wyandotte. I also went to dance school with him and Kim at KCK School of Dance and Shirley-Deanna School of Dance. Kim, I still remember all the duets that you and he did at our recitals at Shawnee Mission East. I’m holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and I will plan to attend Kent’s visitation and memorial service on Sunday.

  4. Dan griffith on September 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Condolence to Kents family. Rest in peace.

  5. Suzette Thompson on September 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Kent (my cousin in-law) was a dear friend to me after his cousin, Charlie “Chuck,” who was my husband, passed away. Every Friday, Kent would call to check up on me and see how I was holding up. Adjusting to life without Charlie was hard, but Kent’s thoughtful Friday night calls sure helped ease the way for me on those lonely Friday nights. For two years, Kent called me until his health problems prevented him doing so. Then we emailed back and forth, but it just was not the same as our Friday night talks. Kent will be sorely missed. He was a kind and gentle soul. I’m sure Kent and Chuck are now getting into all kinds of trouble together in Heaven. R.I.P. Love you, Cuz

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