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Kristopher Richard Kent

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Kristopher Richard Kent joined his older brother and mother in heaven on Thursday, June 18th. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 7, 1983 to parents, Susan and Rod Kent. Kris graduated from Buckeye Union High School and then attended the University of Arizona. After college Kris managed several urgent care locations in the Phoenix area. In 2013, he was proud to join the Phoenix Fire Department as a paramedic/firefighter. He also taught CPR classes for a American Emergency Response training company.

Kris was preceded in death by his mom, Susan and his older brother, Ryan. He is survived by dad Rod Kent (Lucy) and stepsisters Andrea Velasquez and Julie McGuire (Chuck). He leaves behind many friends and family that love him very much. He also leaves his other love, his 69 Camaro – a love of classic cars and hot rods like Pops (Rod) behind. Kris’ warm heart, laughter and endless generosity will remain forever in our hearts.

There will be a celebration of Kris’ life held at a later date.

21 Comments on “Kristopher Richard Kent

  1. Dearest Rod,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your son. May he always RIP.

    Sincere Condolences, Phil and Jan Eggers.

  2. Sounds lime you raised two amazing men! Our hearts are with you! Love, The Nabors

  3. Rod, you and your family will remain in my prayers. 🙏 God bless you all.

  4. I am so sorry! I will miss him. We worked at Advantage Urgent Care before he was on with Fire, that was his dream! He achieved that! He was a good kid with an old soul and so kind hearted- he will truly be missed.
    RIP Kris and know you are loved

  5. My heartfelt condolences, prayers, & love for the Kent Family. I met Kris when he was a cadet in Goodyear & what a kind, pure & servant soul he was. I remember taking a picture of him on the front bumper of one of our Fire Engine’s with him holding an axe. He apologized for it being corny, but I told him it was cool. He’ll never be forgotten.

  6. I know that your kind soul is in heaven with your brother and mother. Rest In Peace brother.

  7. Rip Chris! You were always such a gentleman in my eyes, always took care of everyone around you! Taken too soon wish I could have another good chat with you!

  8. I’m so sorry Rod. I wish I was closer my friend.
    Pete & Betty

  9. My deepest condolences to you and your family
    Another angel in heaven to watch over you
    Losing a child is so painful and losing two is unimaginable I feel your pain Rod and Lucy
    May the lord be with in this time of sorrow and may your two angels watch over you always
    God bless y’all

  10. My deepest condolences to your family and loved ones. I know you are at peace with your mom and brother and I will always cherish the memories we shared. Thinking of you always friend. Rest in peace.

  11. You were such a great guy!! You will be missed!! ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Dear Mr. Kent and Family,

    Our prayers and love to all of you during this trying time. Kris gave so much love and laughter to anyone around him. The kids all remember him fondly. Can’t remember a time he didn’t make us laugh, always bringing the comic relief to any situation. One of the most kind & generous souls we had the pleasure of knowing. He will be missed and never forgotten.

    Pua’a Fam

  13. The death of a child at any age is the greatest fear of all parents. Parents should not have to bury their
    children. Kris left us way too soon. Its left Rod with so much heartache . Losing both Ryan and Kris so close
    together and at such a young age has left him broken. His boys were not just sons but also his best friends. He tells
    me there are so many things left undone, things they had planned and they wanted to do.
    Someone we Love has gone away and life is not the same. To those who loved them and all their friends:
    The greatest gift that you can give Is just to speak their name. Rod needs to hear stories and tales gone
    past. When you speak of them it’s music to his ears.
    I wanted to thank friends that met Tuesday at Brothers Pizza to remember Kris
    Was really good for Rod
    Love, Lucy Kent

  14. Proud to have met and called you a friend Kris! You were the sweetest guy! Always made sure everyone was having a good time!
    You’re resting in Paradise! God Bless your family and all the people that love you!!
    Praying for your family.
    Watch over us!!

  15. RIP My carnalito! Forever I will have you in my heart brother!

  16. I am so sorry to read of Kris’s passing to Heaven. I was his kindergarten teacher at Trinity School in the late 1980’s. It was our first year of having kindergarten and I only had six students. But I will never forget Kris! He actually had a “light bulb moment”. Allof a sudden on a January morning, he understood how to decipher a word–phonics at work! His face truly did light up when he got the concept. It was a wonderful moment for him and for me. He was a great little boy. I saw him again by chance at Buckeye High one weekend, many years later. It was so great seeing this wonderful young man again. Peace be to all of you. Another story from kindergarten–Kris was so much bigger than the other five students, that my husband made wooden blocks for the legs of his Fisher-Price desk to fit into, so that his desk was raised to a comfortable height for him.

    • Those are great stories. I never called Kris by name, he was always Moose to me. Coinsides with your story!

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