NOVEMBER 1, 1934 – APRIL 18, 2010
CLEMSON, SC –Louis Max Kent, MD, husband of Donna Curtis Kent, died Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his home in Clemson, SC. He was born in Conyers, GA, and was the son of the late Louis Hudson and Julia Max Kent.
Max graduated from Mercer University in 1958 and from the Medical College of Georgia in 1962. His internship was at Emory University-Grady Hospital in Atlanta. He took his orthopedic residency at Wake Forest Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC, and his final year of residency at Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC. Dr. Kent worked as an orthopedic surgeon in Anderson, SC, from 1967 – 1997.
Survivors include his wife; his sister, Anrie Miller and husband, Jerry of Conyers, GA; his children: sons, Stuart Kent and wife, Connie of Macon, GA, Paul Kent and wife, Kellie of Columbia, SC; daughters, Summer Kent Wright and husband, Joey of Clinton, MS, and Jennifer Curtis Nelson and husband, Craig of Clemson, SC; grandchildren: Megan Kent, James Paul Kent, Stuart Kent Jr., Mary Elaine Kent, Zoie Kent, Henry Kent, George Kent, Grady Wright, Owen Wright, Murray Wright, Holly Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Abigail Nelson, and Emma Nelson. He is also survived by many cherished nieces & nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his sons: Louis Max Kent, Jr. and Daryl Kent; and his former wife, Elaine Kent Hughes.
Dr. Kent always sought to give the best possible care to his patients. His patients often became life-long friends. He loved the art of medicine and always felt it an honor to have become a physician.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Clemson United Methodist Church, 300 Frontage Road, conducted by The Reverend Paul Hutchison. A private family committal service will precede the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
It is suggested that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Clemson University Methodist Church, P.O. Box 590, Clemson, SC 29631, or to Wake Forest University, School of Medicine, Orthopedics, Attn: Development and Alumni Office, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.
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