Kent Thionnet

Kent Duane Thionnet


Thionnet, KentKent Duane Thionnet, 56, of Edmond, was welcomed into Jesus’ arms on July 3, 2014. Born in Sentinel on February 12, 1958 to Frank and Mildred Thionnet, Kent was the third of four children. He was raised in Dill City and graduated from Laverne High School in 1976. Kent then attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and later graduated with a B.S. degree in Business & Ethics.

In 1979 Kent married his high school sweetheart Debbie Lenz. Debbie was his wife, his friend, his confidant, and his levity amidst the chaos of life. Kent and Debbie were blessed with three wonderful children: Venus Danee, Quent Duane, and Chelsea Diane–all of whom Kent was immensely proud. They anchored his life and lifted his soul.

Kent was the epitome of a Godly man, a family man, a man worthy of admiration. He was not just a member of the church but rather an active leader that served as deacon, drove “his ladies” (elderly women) to Sunday services, and comforted all those in need. Kent and his family were members of First Baptist Church of Dill City, First Baptist Church of Laverne, First Baptist Church of Holdenville, Main Street Baptist Church of Stigler, and currently attend Oakdale Baptist Church of Edmond.

His wise-cracking, crooked smile welcomed you into an immediate friendship. To have been Kent’s friend was a gift in itself. Kent simply loved life; his family, his friends, golfing, ranching, gardening, and riding his Harley.

Kent spent his career working in the oil and gas business where he accomplished a great deal; none more important than the innumerable friendships forged. He was proud to have been recently promoted to Director of Asset Management at Enable Midstream Partners.

Kent was preceded in death by his father, Frank Thionnet. Kent is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Debbie; daughter and son-in-law, Venus and Daniel Belcher, of Keller, TX, children Sophia and Carsten; son and daughter-in-law, Quent and Gena Thionnet, of Watonga, children Brennon, Frankie, and Memphis; daughter Chelsea Thionnet of Dallas, TX; mother Mildred Thionnet of Duncan; brother Terry (Cherri) Thionnet of Petrolia, TX; sisters Carla (David) Ensey and Sandra (Ed) Hines of Duncan; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of Kent’s life will take place at Oakdale Baptist Church in Edmond on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Perhaps God simply couldn’t wait any longer to bring such a special man into His kingdom.

16 thoughts on “Kent Thionnet”

  1. Tim Wathen

    We never know who will cross our paths during life. I thank God that Kent crossed mine.

  2. Cathy Mandrell Schones

    Kent was a childhood friend who I loved and enjoyed being around. All the kids on our block played basketball, ride bikes, just had fun being kids. As much as I hate that he is no longer here, I know he is my angel in heaven watching out for all of us. Keeping all if you in my prayers and thoughts I love each of you

  3. Anonymous

    Dearest Debbie & Family,
    Homer & I send all of you our love & prayers. We won’t be able to attend the celebration of Kent’s life. Looking forward to our reunion in Heaven.
    Homer & Micki

  4. Anonymous

    Debbie & Family

    I have been blessed by the opportunity to have worked with Kent. He was always such a happily contagious person with everyone’s concerns a priority. I also worked with Quent at Calumet which makes this loss even more personal.
    My thought and prayers are with each of you.

    Ruth Rhodes

  5. Joni Sherrer

    On behalf of the family of Vance Johnson, we send our condolences. My daddy always said Kent was one of his favorite cousins. We pray for the peace that only comes from Jesus during this time.
    Joni (Johnson) Sherrer

  6. Doug a n Pam humphreys

    Doug and I feel blessed that Kent was a man that we know and that we will see again so day. Remember the many blessings and good times that you had has a family and feel comfort that he is in a better place standing side by side with his father.
    Love you doug and Pam

  7. Rick & Carol Kirkland

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family. May the Peace of our Lord surround you all and give you comfort and strength.

    Blessings to you all from the Kirkland Family!

  8. Mike & Dot Scott

    Thionnet Family

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow. Know that God only takes the best and Kent is one of them. We will miss him and he was a great friend to us and our family. We look forward to seeing him in heaven and renewing our fellowship.

    May God grant you extra blessing during this time, the Scott family.

  9. Kelly and Linda Evans

    Debbie and Family,

    We were very sad to hear of Kent’s passing. We so enjoyed the time we spent with you at FBC Holdenville. All of you are in our thoughts. We pray for the Lord to lift you up today and in the days to come.

    Kelly and Linda Evans

  10. Linda & Lyman Schwinn

    Dear Debbie and family,

    We were very saddened to hear of Kent’s accident. All I can think is that God must have needed him now.

    I remember when Kent first came to Laverne High School and right away, you were the love of his life and you made a wonderful life together. I know you have lots of memories to cherish. Praying for God’s strength and comfort for all of you.

  11. Linda (Evans) McClure

    Dear Debbie and Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all and may he give you strength and peace during this difficult time.

    Lots of Hugs and Prayers,

    Linda (Evans) McClure

  12. Anita Kinyon

    Carla and Mildred and family

    I am so sorry for your loss
    Will keep your family in my prayers.

  13. Michael Avidon & Claire Ogren

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Warmest Wishes,

    Michael & Claire

  14. Dwight Kirkland

    Debbie & family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of a special man Kent, husband, dad, grandpa and friend! Just talking to him a few weeks ago will be cherished. We talked of wanting to make plans of getting together. Celebrating our anniversaries together. It is true we never know when we will be called. Debbie our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family during this time.

    Kent was truly a great friend, even being miles away he touched us and was always in our thoughts. He always took time for us with our family when we would show up in Oklahoma.

    I know Kent is riding high in the heavens.

    See you some day!

    Dwight & Carol Kirkland

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