Charles William Bent, 84, passed away, Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 at his home in Fort Branch, IN.


He was born June 21st, 1921 to the late William G. and Stella (Redman) Bent in Fort Branch, IN and resided there his entire life.


Charles and Cathryn Sackett were married on August 23rd, 1947 and she preceded him in death in January 2000; he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, John Wesley Bent and Norman Leslie Bent.


He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. After returning home from the South Pacific, He joined his father in business at Bentís Service Garage and Wrecker Service in Fort Branch. He also worked as a rural mail carrier having retired from the Postal Service in 1985. He was a member of the first Presbyterian Church in Fort Branch. He was a member of the Fort Branch VFW Post 2714, a former member of The Fort Branch Kiwanis Club, The International Brotherhood of Odd Fellows, and the Fort Branch volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief and assistant chief.


He is survived by his children, Dawn Lindauer of Fort Branch, Carol Ferguson and her husband Richard of Petersburg, IN, Darryl Bent of Raymore, MO, and Kenneth W. and his wife Jennie Bent of Fort Branch; grandchildren, Stacey Yankey and her husband David of Floyds Knob, IN, Heather Campbell and her husband Craig of Greenfield, IN, Erin Bent of Evansville, IN, and Will Bent of Fort Branch, IN; great grandchildren Caleb and Kathryn Yankey of Floyds Knob, IN.


Funeral services for Charles will be held on Friday Aigust26th at 10:30 A.M. at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West, Pastor Steven Claspell officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch, IN.


Friends may call for visitation from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home on Thursday, August 25th, 2005, and from 9:00 A.M. until service time Friday at the funeral home. The VFW Post 2714 will be conducting military services at the grave side on Friday.


The family would like to thank the staff of the Living Waters Hospice for the many months of care and support. 


Charles Wiliam Bent