Delbert "Shorty" Sargent (1928-2009)
Delbert "Shorty" Sargent, 81, of Ashland, Ky., died Monday morning, Nov. 16, 2009, in King's Daughters Medical Center.
He was born May 30, 1928, in Logan County, W.Va., a son of the late John Harve and Zola Dehart Sargent.
He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen D. Headley Sargent, in 2000; two sons-in-law, D.D. Fields and Melvin Lyons; brothers Clyde Sargent, James Sargent, Harvey Sargent and Robert Sargent; sisters Jewel Dehart and Beatrice Sargent; and grandchildren Mark Fields, Chris Evans and Mathew Parsons.
In 1948, he went to work as a bricklayer and allied craftsman and continued to work for 53 years until his retirement. He was a member of Hoods Creek Freewill Baptist Church since 1991 and a member of Brick Layers Local 7. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and very instrumental in the Babe Ruth fields, where he coached for many years.
Surviving are daughters Brenda Lyons of Graceville, Fla., Barbara Deloris (Wendell) Hall of Raceland, Ky., Linda Fields of Cannonsburg, Ky., and Pamela Sargent of Ashland; brothers Ervin (Erma) Sargent of Raceland and Dana (Pat) Sargent of Shallotte, N.C.; sisters Midge Collins of Roane, Ind., Gaynell (Johnny) May of Guyandotte, W.Va., Patty (David) Stevens of Mendon, Mich., Ellen Faye (David) Rice of Vicksburg, Mich., Janet (Joel) Long of Sunset Beach, N.C., and Rita White of Lumberton, N.C.; grandchildren Stephanie Klotzer, Jeff Frazier, Sandra Duvall, Jodi Ayres, Shawna Atkins, Misty Criswell and Krissy Adkins; and great-grandchildren Brendan Klotzer, Allie Taylor, Landen Duvall, Kyndall Duvall, Gaje Ayres, Ryan Atkins, Jodee Atkins, Hailey Hughes, Brooke Davidson, Avery Isaacs, Nikki Isaacs and Christopher Isaacs.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 19, 2009, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland with the Rev. Mike Sargent. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 18, 2009, at the funeral home.
Contributions may be sent to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.