Kent Bernard Slocumb, a retired educator and community volunteer, transitioned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The first child and only son to Calvin and Mae Evelyn Slocumb (both preceded him in death) was born on August 4, 1953 at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. Kent was a skilled saxophonist who loved music and teaching children. He was a 1973 charter member of the Kappa Beta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Brotherhood of Music at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. Kent had a deep lasting group of fraternity brothers that remained caring, loving, and committed friends until the day he departed!
During Kent’s time in college, he earned the position of saxophone section leader for the Morris Brown Marching Wolverine Band. While at Morris Brown College, Kent also played in the Jazz and Concert Bands. He was a founding member of Atlanta’s local band, formerly known as Cold Heat. Kent graduated from Morris Brown College on May 16, 1976, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public School Music.
He lived his dream career, having combined his love for music, sports, and teaching children. Mr. Slocumb positively impacted numerous students while working in the Atlanta Public Schools, Griffin-Spalding County School System, and Clayton County Public Schools. As an educator, Mr. Slocumb taught band, chorus, and general music on the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He also coached middle school, high school, and recreational sports for both boys and girls.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah; son, Brandon; daughter-in-law, Geni; grandson, Zachary; and a host of relatives and friends. Kent Bernard Slocumb, a “good man” leaves a legacy of love, gentleness, and kindness! Rest in Peace, Kent, Rest in Peace!
Viewing will take place at our chapel on Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. As a health and safety precaution, everyone is asked to wear a mask during viewing.
*Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, a private graveside service will be held with Deborah and Brandon.
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