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Franklin Kent Claridy

January 6, 1985June 20, 2020

Franklin "Kent” Claridy, age 35, of Phenix City, Alabama passed away on Saturday June 20, 2020. A private burial will be announced at a later date.

Kent was born January 6, 1985 in Columbus, Georgia to Gloria Claridy and Frankie Claridy. He was a life-long resident of Phenix City. He was all boy growing up, with a strong will and free-spirit. Kent grew up to be a very talented builder. He loved fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his best fur friend “Cash”. Kent loved his wife, children, parents and extended family. He also loved the Lord. Kent had his battles, but like the prodigal son, he could always (and did) come back home. Kent was a prankster. He enjoyed playing jokes on his wife, children and Cash. Kent will be remembered as: kind hearted; a loving father; a caring son; a wonderful husband; a playful uncle; and a good friend.

Kent is preceded in death by; brother-in-law Lee Heath; maternal grandparents Bruce and Audrey Sorrels, and paternal grandparents Horace and Gloria Claridy. He is survived by his wife, April Cherry Claridy; son Jaiden Livingston; son Mathew Claridy; and daughter Kendyll Cherry Claridy; mother Gloria Claridy and father Frankie Claridy; sister Kacey Krebbs (Jay); other family members; and a multitude of friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shphenixcity.com for the Claridy family.


  • April Cherry Claridy, Wife
  • Bruce and Audrey Sorrels, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Horace and Gloria Claridy, Paternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • Lee Heath, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Gloria Claridy, Mother
  • Frankie Claridy, Father
  • Jaiden Livingston, Son
  • Mathew Claridy, Son
  • Kendll Cherry Claridy, Daughter
  • Kacey Krebbs (Jay), Sister
  • Kent also has other family members and a multitude of friends to cherish his memory.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Chiquita Dowdell

June 27, 2020

Kent you will be missed but never forgotten as the C/O 03!🎓 Your family and friends are in my prayers as they have lost a soft spirit man like you. Rest in Peace🙏

Kimberly Watson

June 27, 2020

Kent... Wow I remember from Central High School... 😞 Class of '03... U were an awesome person and funny as could be... Praying for your family 🙏 May U Rest In Peace ❤

Adriene “Twin” Ellis-Samuel

June 26, 2020

Oh Kent! I remember having 5th grade with you in Mrs. Kay Gunter’s class. You were so sweet! I’ll always remember that radiant smile you had. Rest well C/O ‘03 Forever My friend!!!!

LaKeisha Dozier

June 26, 2020

Kent may you rest in peace. Praying for your family during this difficult time. C/O 2003 CHS

Don Hill

June 26, 2020

In middle school Kent made a really good football play and he said ooooooh Jordan 😂😂we all fell out laughing that man had an amazing sprit I love everything about him rest easy Kent I love you brother

Kenneth Gordon

June 26, 2020

A lot of people don’t know but we were really close best friends back in the 90’s when we both lived in Asbury Park and before I knew anyone else there, me and you click instantly. We lived across the street from each other and hung out a lot and even though you moved out of the park we still remained cool. You were always down to earth, humble and always kept it real. Rest easy brother, you will be missed.

Tiffany Felton

June 26, 2020

You will be missed, such a sweet and kind person... May your soul rest with our almighty father 🙏🙏😇..

Love always,
CHS c/03❤️

Talisha Ford

June 26, 2020

Kent you will be missed. You were always friendly!! Sending prayers to your family. May they find comfort and peace. Forever remembered by C/O 03!!

TPerry Gordon

June 26, 2020

Kent had a wonderful spirit, I never saw him without a smile. From Middle school, Jr. High to High School he was a delight to know. A great sense of humor & kind, he will never be forgotten! May his soul rest easy. You’re apart of the Central High C/O 2003 family & always will be. Throwing up those ‘03 CHS horns remembering you buddy. Rest with no worries! 🙏🏽😘♥️🖤

Megan Dileonardo

June 26, 2020

Kent was a great friend all throughout school years. He was a very caring and loving friend. Sending prayers for all his family and loved ones. Rest In Peace you will be missed by many!