Kent Lee Brower, 72, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the SECU Hospice Home in Pittsboro, NC. Kent started working for the phone company in his early 20s when it was still United Telephone and retired from the same company, now Centurylink, after 40 plus years. He loved his job and would talk to anyone who might be willing to listen. He took pride in his work and worked hard to grow and learn in his field. His peers and team members looked up to Kent as a leader and he was a mentor to many.
In his spare time, Kent enjoyed playing golf, watching golf, and golf might have been on the tv during nap time, but you didn’t hear that from us! He also loved working with wood and leather, playing family card games, mushroom hunting for Morels of course, and fishing (sometimes even on the ice). Kent was also known for his infamous bar tending skills. He loved tending the bar he built himself and creating new drinks just to see what they would taste like. These bar tending nights were during family gatherings both large and small. He loved family gatherings and creating large firework displays that may have had a few close calls. He was a large man with a kind heart and an outgoing personality. He was loved greatly and will be missed by his family and many friends.
Born in Kosciusko County, IN, he was the son of the late Bill E. Brower and Evelyn Salmon Brower. Kent is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Sandra Brower; children, Bart Brower (Michelle) of Sanford, Kim Sharp (Woody) of Fuquay-Varina, Ryan Brower of Melbourne, FL, Scott Schmucker (Sarah) of Granger, IN, and Jill Smith of Columbia City, IN; brother, Chris Brower of Topeka, IN; grandchildren, Elizabeth Brower, Megan Brower, Darrik Brower, Ashlynn Brower-Geiger, Martin Smith II, Alana Schmucker, Alyssa Schmucker, Zachary Sharp, and Tucker Sharp; great-grandchildren, Kayden Brower, Jamison Brower, and Noah Brower; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Kent was preceded in death by two sisters, Carman Danner and Vicki Hodge.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 26th at Titus Funeral Home in North Webster, 8056 E 500 N, North Webster, IN 46555. The visitation will be held at 10:00 am and the funeral will be held at 11:00 am with a graveside service at 3:30 pm at the Union Center Cemetery in Nappanee, IN.