Mr. Sydnor Southall Trent, Jr.

01/04/1931 - 01/11/2020


Mr. Sydnor Southall Trent, Jr. age 89 , of Bracey, died Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was a retired Petro-Chemical Engineer with National Lead and a Korean conflict Marine veteran. Mr. Trent is survived by his wife of forty-seven years Alice Jenneane Trent, two daughters; Rondys Cook (Dr. Bill Cook) of Lynchburg and Sherrill Leigh Wilson of Monroe, Va. , four step-daughters; Cheryl Ray Welch (Mike) of Sante Fe, Texas, Carey Lynn Crance (Jeff Crawford) of North Pole, Alaska, Sammi Ellen Kent (Shawn) of White Plains, Va. And Karen Nelms , a brother Philip P. Trent of Lynchburg, fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Shannon Ashley Trent. A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the chapel at Amelia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, Va. at 11:00 A.M. with full military honors. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory, South Hill, VA is serving the Trent family.

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  1. Grandson

    I’ve never been so happy to have a grandfather such as Syd; He fought his battles, and through the pain he endured throughout his life, and all the children he had to raise, he was rewarded with love from his family, and friends. I will go on to miss him everyday, but i know he’s at peace. Goodbye’s aren’t forever, and someday we will see him again. He will be missed by all of us.

    Blessed are the peacemakers. -Matthew 5:9

  2. Sister-in-Law

    We were so sorry to hear of Sydnor’s death; however, we know that he is in a better place and is no longer in sickness and pain. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family in We were so sorry to learn of Syd’s death. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the family in their loss. We have learned as the years roll onward and leave the past behind, that much we counted sorrow, only proves that God is kind. Many a rose we longed for had a hidden thorn of pain, and many a rugged pathway led to fields of ripen grain. We must live through the weary winter if we are to value the spring, the woods must be cold and silent before the robin sings. The flowers are buried in darkness before they bud and bloom, and the sweetest and warmest sunshine comes after the dark and gloom. The heart from the hardest trial gains the purest joy of all, and from the lips that have tasted sadness the sweetest songs shall fall. For as peace comes after suffering and love is the reward of pain, so after earth comes Heaven and out of our loss our gain!

    Love you!
    Frances, Julia, Gene, Chris & Tony

  3. I am honored and blessed to have known you Syd and to have had you as my stepdad. I will miss you. I know that you have suffered for many years and Im so happy to know that you are now in your “happy” place and in Virginia…yes..Sammi made sure you got home! You will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on.

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