Kent Boleware

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022

A homegoing Service for Mr. Kent Boleware was celebrated Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Saulters Moore Funeral Chapel in Prentiss.  Interment followed in the Bethany Cemetery in Prentiss.  Rev. Mike Ewoldt and Bro. Robbie Hathorn officiated. Mr. Boleware departed this life to live eternally with his Lord late Monday evening, Dec. 20, 2021, at the Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living in Ellisville.

Saulters Moore Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Boleware, age 75, was born on March 7, 1946, in Carson to Leonard and Geneva Laird Boleware. He was retired from Georgia-Pacific. Kent was known as one who loved life.  Full of humor and never meeting a stranger, it’s been said that he could ‘talk to a doorknob’.  He had a great passion for golf and playing tennis.  Kent also enjoyed participating in 5K runs, running just for fun, a trait his daughters said that definitely was not passed down to them.  Kent loved his God supremely; serving him faithfully at his church, River of Life Church in Hattiesburg.  In obedience to 1 Peter 3:15, he was ready always to give a reason for the hope within himself.  In addition, Kent also loved Southern Gospel Music, a good cup of coffee and good food. He would be described by his friends as a Christian gentleman who neither showed favoritism nor partiality to anyone; mistreating no one ever.  Kent loved his wife and children dearly,  but was extra passionate about his grandchildren.

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Mr. Boleware was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Geneva Boleware; as well as his brothers, Tommy Boleware, Bobby Boleware, Ted Boleware and a sister, Dianne Boleware Watts.

His memory will be forever cherished by his wife, Frances Bullock Boleware of Prentiss; two daughters, Cindy Boleware Puckett (Jerry II) of Prentiss, Tammy Boleware Rayborn of Ellisville and a son, Johnny Kent Boleware Jr. of Petal; a brother-in-law, Jerry Watts of Columbia and a sister-in-law, Clarette Boleware of Crystal River, Florida.  Mr. Boleware also leaves behind three grandchildren that were precious to him; John Henry Rayborn, Johnna Rayborn and Chloe Boleware, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends at Saulters Moore Funeral Home Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, from noon until the hour of service at 2 p.m.

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