An Odessa resident, 57-year-old Richard “Kent” Sanders died Tuesday, April 14.

A visitation will take place from 10-11:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 28 at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. A graveside celebration of life will take place afterwards at 12 p.m. at the Higginsville City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Bikers for Babies.

Kent was born on May 28, 1962 in Camdenton, MO to James and Loretta Lydia (Diestelkamp) Sanders.  He was a graduate of Odessa High School.  Kent was employed by the Ford Motor Plant for over 27 years.  He was a member of the UAW 249 local.  In addition to spending time with family and friends, Kent was an avid motorcycle rider and enthusiast.

Kent is survived by his cousin, Darren Schloman of Odessa, MO and a host of treasured friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.