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BONNERDALE -- Bobby Trent, age 51, of Bonnerdale, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

He was born on July 5, 1969, in Eugene, Ore., the son of Billy Trent Sr. and Phyllis Bailey Trent. On July 19, 1988, he married Cindy Wilkey. He was preceded in death by his son, Van Trent.

Bobby was a Christian in faith. He was a graduate student at Henderson State University, where he earned his Master's Degree in History, Political Science and English. Bobby was a seventh-grade English intern teacher at Lake Hamilton School. He was a member of the Who's Who of American Colleges. Bobby enjoyed many hobbies and he loved his family dearly.

Bobby loved God, Cindy, his girls, his grandchildren, family, friends and his seventh-grade English students at Lake Hamilton.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Trent, of Bonnerdale; two daughters, Shandi Trent and Vanessa Trent, both of Hot Springs; four grandchildren, James, Paul, Daniel and Arlie, all of Hot Springs; his parents, Bill and Phyllis Trent; three brothers, Billy Jr. and Bettina Trent, Danny Trent and Dale Trent, all of Bonnerdale; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.

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