LOOGOOTEE — James Lyndsay “Jimmy” Lents, 49, entered into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday.
Born July 19, 1964, in Corydon, he was the son of James Lewis and Julia (Durst) Lents.
He spent his childhood in Loogootee, graduating from Loogootee High School in 1982. Jim joined the United States Army where he served as a radar technician for eight years prior to being medically retired. During his service he earned the Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), the Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), the Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), and his “Airborne Air Assault” wings. He also earned the coveted “Ranger Tab,” a true testament to his grit and fortitude.
Jim was articulate, with an infectious laugh, and a tremendous sense of humor. He had a love for the military that was always in his conversations at some point, he was a patriot and proud to say so.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Julia and Jim Young of Poland, Ind.; two brothers, Robert Lents of Jacksonville, N.C., and Tom Young of Henderson, Nev.; three sisters, Ann Christine Gilbert of Terre Haute, Amanda Rottman of Bradenton, Fla., and Amy Lents of Bloomington; stepmother, Jane Lents of Loogootee; three aunts, Brenda Wynant, Crystal Knowlton and Janice Rivas; nieces and nephews, Erica Gilbert, Emily Gilbert, Joshua Parsons, Kayli Lents, Robbie Lents, Zachariah Lents and Meadow Rottman.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Lewis Lents, and his former wife, Kim Lents.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will be a later date.
Visitation is from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home. Military services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW at the funeral home Tuesday.
Jim has left his pain behind for peace and joy. He was a son, brother and a friend, he will be dearly missed.
“Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’” “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”