Born Wednesday, June 4, 1930
Died Thursday, March 12, 2020
J. R. Trent was born June 4, 1930 in Muskogee, OK to L. A. Trent and Aldaray Barber Bradley. He passed peacefully to meet his wife, Colline in heaven on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
J. R. was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Colline; daughter, Theresa Trent Conley; son, John Ray Trent, Jr. and son, Thomas (Tommy) Leslie Trent.
He is survived by his daughter, Vickie Trent Wiley; husband, Barton Wiley; grandchildren Kellie Conley, Matt Hilton and Christopher Trent, great grandchildren, family and many friends.
J. R. was owner of J. R. (Ditchdigger) Trent Backhoe, Dozer and Dump Truck Service for many years.
J. R. was a longtime member of the Bedouin Shrine and an active Shriner. He loved every aspect of the Shrine organization, especially his fellow Shrine brothers.
His favorite hobby was leather work. He loved making money clips, billfolds and checkbook covers to give away to special friends.
A family conducted memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Greenhill Cemetery’s Pavilion. A Celebration of Life will be held for him at Civitan Park.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation in J. R.'s name be made to the Shriner's Hospital Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 1667, Muskogee, OK 74402.
Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.