Gene Alton Brent, age 90, of Chouteau, OK, passed away on October 21, 2019 with his family by his side. Gene was born in Graham, Oklahoma on January 26, 1929. He spent his childhood years in that area. His family moved to East Texas in 1944. He graduated from New London High School in 1946. He attended Kilgore Junior College in Kilgore, Texas before transferring to the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Gene married Patricia Ann Camp in Wichita Falls, Texas in the year 1950. They had two sons, Gene Anthony Brent and Stanley Brent. Gene began working for Shell Oil Co. in 1950, where he worked as a Production Engineer. He worked in a total of 18 states and retired in October 1985. He then moved to Chouteau to be near his son and his family. Gene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chouteau. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and received his 50 – year Master Mason Service Award in 2008.
Gene is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patricia. One son, Gene Anthony Brent and wife Patsy. Four grandchildren: Cheryl Klucevsek and husband Adam, Stacy Rico and husband Juan, Mandy Buell and husband Herb and Aaron Brent and wife Christina. Also, nine great grandchildren: Carson, Cale, and Cade Klucevsek, Jackson Rico, Brady, Riley, Tobey, and Carly Buell and Elias Brent. Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Mattie Brent: son, Stanley Brent: and sister, Barbara Brent.
Funeral services for Gene will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in the First Baptist Church of Chouteau with Reverend Wayne Wall and Reverend Corey Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in the Chouteau West Cemetery with Adam Klucevsek, Carson Klucevsek, Aaron Brent, Juan Rico, Herb Buell, and Frank Kluceksek serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Gene’s Men’s Sunday School Class, Leroy Chupp, Pat Morgan, Bill Smith, Jim Harris and Ken Jones. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.