William “Bill” Trent, 90, a longtime Wheelersburg resident, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022, at Hill View in Portsmouth. He was born November 21, 1931, in Glen Alum, WV, a son of the late Earl Owen and Vada E. Hill Trent.
In 1952, Bill joined the US Air Force working in Global Communications all over the world. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged on April 23, 1956. He later joined the American Legion James Dickey Post #23 in Portsmouth. Bill retired as a heavy construction salesman for John Deere Heavy Equipment and he had also worked for Rish Equipment.
An active member of Wheelersburg United Methodist Church, Bill was a 40-year choir member, a food pantry volunteer and former board member. He and his wife were also Meals on Wheels volunteers. He enjoyed working in his yard and growing vegetables which he shared with his friends and neighbors.
In addition to his parents, Bill was also preceded in death on June 15, 1989, by his first wife, Mildred “Millie” Alice Odenbach Trent. The couple was married in Cincinnati on October 24, 1959; two brothers, Frederick Trent and Harold Trent; and a sister, Gracie Marie Lanier.
Surviving is his wife, Marilyn Yulee Harvey Trent, whom he married August 4, 1990, in Portsmouth; three daughters, Karen Sue (Michael) Eads of Cape Coral, FL, Janet Lynn (Paul) Schneider of Lawrenceburg, IN and Rebecca Michelle (Keaton) Lehman of Lima; a brother, Donald Trent of Vici, OK; his stepdaughter, Kathryn Szabo of Nancy, KY; nine grandchildren, Melissa (Paul) Isenberger, Amanda Eads, Michael Eads, Madeline Schneider, Emma Schneider, Alex Lehman, Jake Lehman, Anna Szabo and Savannah Szabo; one great-grandson, Oliver Isenberger; and dear friends and neighbors, Rod and Patricia Spradlin.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 P.M. Monday, July 25th at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Rev. Perry Prosch and Elder Ralph Clay officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park with the James Dickey Post #23 American Legion conducting military graveside rites.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
The flag of the US Air Force will fly at the funeral home in honor of Mr. Trent’s service to our country.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wheelersburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 190. Wheelersburg, OH 45694.