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David "Kent" Berkhan

August 3, 1960 September 24, 2019
David "Kent" Berkhan
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On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, David “Kent” Berkhan, age 59, was set free from this life when his Heavenly Father embraced him and took him Home.
Kent will be greatly missed by his wife, Karen Berkhan; daughter Morgan Vaughters; father Frederick Earl Berkhan; brothers Russ Berkhan, Michael Berkhan, Clay Berkhan; sister Noelle Berkhan Gardner; and two grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother Alice Ruth Berkhan and his brother Ricky Berkhan.
Kent was an outstanding leader, a vital part in any role he took and successful in everything he put his mind to. He was an amazing athlete and Co-Captain of the Football team at Cedar Grove High School (1978). Was commended for outstanding achievements in 1st Infantry Training Brigade and selected as the Honor Graduate of Class 06-1979. Was part of the Operation Eagle Claw in 1980, promoted to Sergeant in the United States Army 1st Battalion (Ranger) 75th Infantry in 1981, and awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal in 1982. For the past 28 years he ran a successful painting contracting business;
Kent was a passionate fisherman and golfer, chef and grill master. He loved the beach, loved movies, music and sports. His favorite place in the world was Cape San Blas, FL.
He lit up a room, no matter where he went. He was a natural entertainer and comedian, leaving people smiling or laughing with his corny jokes and jovial charismatic personality. He was full of surprises. He was humble, giving, and exuded joy. Loved to serve, Kent was the heart and soul of every gathering and just wanted people to feel loved.
The French say ‘we miss him’ in a different way… They say ‘he is missing from us’ - Kent will live on in the hearts of those whose paths he crossed… Forever…
The Celebration of Kent’s life will take place at Gwinnett Church Sugar Hill, 300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Sugar Hill, GA 30518. 770-521-3000 on October 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory Buford Chapel.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. 770-945-9999.


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Visitation

Monday

7

Oct

10:30 AM 10/7/2019 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/7/2019 12:00:00 PM
Crowell Brothers - Buford

201 Morningside Drive
Buford, GA 30518

Crowell Brothers - Buford
201 Morningside Drive Buford 30518 GA
United States

Celebration of Life

Monday

7

Oct

1:00 PM 10/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Gwinnett Church

300 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Sugar Hill, GA 30518

Gwinnett Church
300 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Sugar Hill 30518 GA
United States
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