Lonnie Trent, 76, of Elkins and formerly Fallon, Nev. passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at his home.
He was born April 6, 1943, in Silver City, N.M., to the late Marion “Slim” Trent and Wanda Frasier Trent.
Lonnie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandra King Trent; son Lonnie “Dean” Trent of Burns; two grandchildren, Alex and Taylor Trent of Oregon; his brother Marvin Trent of Pasadena, Texas; his sister Helen “Dusty” Tent of Jerome, Idaho; and four nephews.
Lonnie especially enjoyed spending time with neighbors Denise and Allen Dodson. He also loved his 4 cats and most of the dogs.
Lonnie managed a flea market at the age of 13. He traveled with his father to various rodeos and sometimes participated in cutting horse events with Slims horse, the legendary Sandhill Charlie, when his father was injured. Lonnie was an accomplished singer and musician and went on to play lead guitar and sing with the Range Men throughout Nevada and Alaska.
He, along with his wife, Sandra, owned the 525 Club in Houston for 10 years. His final career was a reporter and opinion columnist for the White River Valley News, which served several towns outside of Fayetteville. Additionally, he wrote two books, one of which was published: “Closets of Science”.
Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the chapel of McNabb Funeral Home.
Burial followed in Upshaw Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to McNabb Funeral Home.