Willie "W.L." Gent

Saturday, August 23rd, 1952 - Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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Mr. Willie “W.L.” Gent, age 67, of Lebanon, Virginia, passed away Wednesday (December 11, 2019) in a Bristol, Tennessee hospital. Born August 23, 1952 in Richlands, Virginia, he was a son of the late Louis Levi and Betty Jane Taylor Gent. He had spent most of his life in the Russell County area and was of the Baptist faith. He had formerly been employed as a truck driver for Mid Mountain Foods. He enjoyed working with his quarter horses and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include sisters, Billie Gilbert and husband, Ronnie of Lebanon, Jackie Lynch and husband, Dean of Richmond, Lisa Gent Cox of Bristol, Virginia, and Linda Garrett and husband, Clyde of Lebanon; nieces and nephews, Penny Gilbert, Paige Lynch, Cody Lynch, Taylor Cox, and Maddy Cox; great-nephew, Garrett Gilbert; a host of extended family and many friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Larry Robinson and Rev. Scott Price officiating. Interment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Jarrod Farmer, Rodney Mumpower, Wade Adams, Gary Chapman, Josh Jessee, Brandon Lampkins, Chad Lampkins, and Garrett Gilbert.
Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Price, Wayne Price, Mark Ketron, Eddie Lampkins, Johnny Jessee, Lyle Lester, Sam Tignor, Danny Chaney, and Herman Gent.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home Saturday from 12:30 – 2:00 PM.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Larry Robinson
    Rev. Scott Price
  • Interment

    Ketron Memorial Gardens
    154 Huckleberry Road
    LEBANON, VA 24266
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Randy Jackson

Posted at 09:30am
W l will truly be missed I was proud to call him my friend

Larry Smith

Posted at 03:44pm
So sorry to hear of Willie's passing. I attended school with him many years ago. Lots of fond memories.
Larry Smith
Jackson, Georgia

OGS Staff

Posted at 01:08pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Nita Snead

Posted at 11:57am
We are so sorry. Please know we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you comfort.
Hassel & Betty Kegley
Eddie & Nita Snead

Posted at 09:39am
Enjoyed working with you buddy. You will be greatly missed, may you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to your family. Bo Lane

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