Louis A. Brents, 88, of Sherwood died Wednesday, June 5, 2013. He was born on Nov. 28, 1924 in Cleveland, to Belle (Phillips) and Alvin G. Brents.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II where he saw action in the South Pacific. His service to his country continued when he enlisted in the Arkansas Air National Guard in 1947. When he retired as 189th Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, his military service totaled one day shy of 40 years. He received numerous awards and decorations, including Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Air Force Longevity Service Award ribbon with eight devices.

He was a long-time member of Victory Baptist Church in Sherwood.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Rafel T. Brents of Morrilton.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mary Jane (Jean) McLaughlin; daughter, Nelda Brents Jones and husband William Kentley Jones of Sarasota, Fla.; grandsons, Andrew Jones and Spencer Jones both of Greenwich, Conn.; brother, Charles Lynn Brents and wife Joan of Fort Smith; step-children, Paula Schenebeck of North Little Rock, Jim Schenebeck of Little Rock and Gerald Schenebeck of Lonoke; step-granddaughters, Erin Logan of Jacksonville and Sarah McCalley of Cabot; step-grandson, Colin of Little Rock; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Friday, June 7 at North Little Rock Funeral Home. Burial with military honors was the following day in the Brents Cemetery, Cleveland.

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