Harold Austin Kent of Miami died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Craig General Hospital in Vinita after an illness. He was 83.

Mr. Kent was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Murphysburl, N.Y., to Austin and Daisy (Scott) Kent. He lived in Miami for 17 years, moving from Minnesota.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army.

He was a truck driver for 20 years, working for Leased to Warren Transport in Waterloo. He was a member of the American Legion and Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Miami.

He married Marie Hayes Mustain on May 25, 1985, in Newton, Kan. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include four sons, Dennis Kent of Elizabethville, Pa., David Kent of Isanti, Minn., Clark Kent of Rochester, Minn., and Roger Kent of Eyota, Minn.; three daughters, Rita Wren of Bradley, Ill., Gloria Lynagh of Minn. and Beverly Williams of Pinetown, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Susan Nagel of Rochester and Jennifer Hayes of Jenks; one stepson, Tom Jenson of Lewisville, Texas; one sister, Thelma Johnson of Eyota, and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, one an infant and Harold Kent Jr.; an infant daughter; his parents; two sisters, one an infant and Dorothy Hodge, and two brothers, one an infant and Raymond Kent.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Miami. The Rev. Don Kirchhoff will officiate.

The body will be on view up to Friday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.

Memorials are suggested to Mount Olive Lutheran School.