Warren C. Trent

February 22, 1921November 19, 2020

Warren C. Trent, age 99, of Tyler, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Warren was born Tuesday, February 22, 1921 in Mead, Oklahoma to Clem and Fannie Trent.

Warren was a registered professional engineer. He held Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University and Purdue University. Warren retired from the aerospace industry, where he specialized in rocket and jet engine propulsion. In the latter role, he directed the design and development of jet engine propulsion systems for two renowned fighter aircraft: the F-8 Crusader and the F-15 Eagle. Both set flight records that still stand. After retirement, he invented a product to improve the performance of air-conditioning systems. The product is now used in all 50 US states and several foreign countries. In recent years, he enjoyed consulting for his company, playing bridge weekly with friends, and spending every Sunday lunchtime with his family and great-grandchildren.

Warren is survived by his son, Paul Dudley Trent; granddaughter, Carmen Trent (Matt) Carpenter; grandson, Guy Paul Trent; great-granddaughter, Emma Claire Carpenter; and great-grandson, Cole James Carpenter or "Little Giant" as grandpa called him.

Warren is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth Magdelene Trent; parents, Clem and Fannie Trent; and sons, Kenneth Warren Trent and Guy Edward Trent.

A time of visitation for Warren will be held Monday, November 23, 2020 from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m.


  • A Time of Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020


Warren C. Trent

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Joy Doud

November 24, 2020

Mr. Trent was a blessing to me,he just watch you. And watch you then he would talk to .Mr. Trent loved his coffee,and bread with jelly and butter. If you forget he would remind you where's my jelly and you .oh be back with it .and Mr. Trent smiles
he became part of my family. With love joy

Sharon Trent

November 21, 2020

Such a wonderful and kind man.

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