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Alvis "Kent" Waldrep, Jr.

March 2, 1954 — February 27, 2022

The world only had one Alvis “Kent” Waldrep Jr. The incredible fortitude, enduring compassion and sweet devotion to family made this man an inspiration to everyone. He was born on Texas Independence Day 1954 and grew to excel in sports and academics. His passion for football lead him to become a scholarship athlete in football for TCU which he played until an injury sustained in a game against the University of Alabama changed the course of his life. With the help of Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and the entire university family, he and his family recovered his health and went on to found a national effort to raise money for a cure for paralysis. Beside his two sons and his uncompromising faith, this was the driving force in his life. He is survived by his wife Lynn, sons and daughters-in-law Trey & Amanda Waldrep, Charley & Natalie Waldrep, mother, Denise Waldrep, sisters and brothers-in-law Carole & Larry Stanley, Terry & Bob Keller, Rene & Wes Jenkins, Sheree Brown, Gary Burgland, grandsons Wesley and Wyatt Waldrep and numerous dearly loved nieces and nephews. From Trey: While I never played catch or golf or even walked hand in hand with my father due to his injury, the man taught me more about life and the broader world and sports than I could ever have imagined learning any other way. Most importantly, he taught me how to treat people, particularly those less fortunate or with disabilities. So, for the reasons mentioned above and not, I consider myself the luckiest son in the world and am eternally grateful. Simply put, he was my hero, and he will be in my thoughts every day for the rest of my life. RTR From Charley: My Dad was my superhero, just like he was for so many others. There are countless lessons that I learned from him, mostly by the way that he lived his life and his relentless focus on helping others. I will always remember that I never once heard him complain or feel sorry for himself when he easily could have. If I had to sum Dad up in three words, they would be Faith, Perseverance and Positivity. He always had a strong faith in God and trusted His plan for his life. He believed in confronting reality and choosing the positive path. His tender heart and sense of humor will not be forgotten. The legacy of his unbreakable spirit will live on forever. Roll tide always Services to be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Kemp, Texas on March 26th at 1:30. Reception following at the Cedar Creek Country Club 3-5pm
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Memorial Mass

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

St. James Episcopal Church

10707 Co Rd 4022, Kemp, TX 75143

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Reception

Saturday, March 26, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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