Wally Katherine Kent

August 4, 1945April 3, 2019

Wally Katherine Wilkinson Kent passed away on April 3, 2019 at her home in Tyler.

Wally Kent was born on August 4, 1945 in Fort Worth to the late Walton and Letcha Wilkinson.

She was an only child. She was a graduate of John Tyler High School and Le Tourneau University. She helped establish one of the largest stained glass companies in the United States, Kent Industries, before going to work for the State of Texas in the Child Support Division. After retirement Wally enjoyed spending her spare time doing genealogy.

She is survived by daughter Kelley DiSilvestro and husband Tom; son Kurtis Kent; granddaughters Elizabeth Denton and fiancé Clint Evans and Heather Kent; grandsons Bradley Sone and James Kent; six great grandchildren; and her fur baby Churchill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Joseph DiSilvestro and daughter-in-law Janet Kent.

Burial will be in Henry’s Chapel Cemetery in Troup, Texas.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of East Texas.


  • Hospice of East Texas


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