Joe Winston Trent was born March 12, 1943, the 2nd son born to L.W. Jr., & Nena Trent at Elk City, Oklahoma. The family lived in Hammon and operated “Trent Drygoods.” Winston played all sports in school. The family moved the business to Weatherford after his 8th year. He continued to excel in sports and academics. He graduated in 1961 and started attending college at S.W.O.S.U. During this time, he met Janey Wilson, they fell in love and had wedded bliss for 55 years. He graduated with a master’s degree in Education and Physical Science. On March 13, 1964, they had their 1st born son Kevan. The family moved to Mountain Park, Oklahoma, where Winston coached and taught school. They moved to Fargo and a 2nd son, Jobey was born October 27, 1968. They then moved to Canton and Drummond over a 7-year span. In 1974, they moved to Weatherford, where Winston worked at 3M and Janey worked at Trent’s Fabric and Winston worked into management. An opportunity arose so the Trent’s started a Family-Owned Oilfield business. They traveled all over Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, “Starbright Inc.” worked for 13 years. Winston moved to Carnegie, Oklahoma in 1997, where he had a fifteen-year career in coaching. He coached football, basketball, baseball, slow pitch and fast pitch softball, track volleyball and was known affectionately by everyone as “Coach Trent”
Winston retired in 2012 to be a full time caregiver for his ailing wife Janey. After many hospitalizations and surgeries, she declined. The tragic passing of her youngest, Jobey, on July 6, 2017, brough Kevan to help. They were the best caregivers she could have had. She passed away on August 3, 2019, with Winston and Kevan by her side. Winston’s health declined in 2020, and he was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5. He became dialysis dependent, and he and Kevan made many trips together. June 12, 2021, a fire ravaged their home at 2:00 AM. The home was a total loss. They lost everything, but they survived. Winston rehabbed in the hospital for 30 days and health deteriorated again, and he died in his home in Anadarko with Kevan by his side on December 26, 2021, at 9:04. Dad was a true patriarch of my family. He was the most devoted, loving, caring, dedicated, consistent, smartest man I ever have known. He will have no more pain. I envy his glorious reunion in Heaven with Mom, Jobey, Grandma & Grandpa Trent, Grandma Ruth, and all Believers in the Presence of Almighty God. You earned your wings and your Angel-Status Winston Trent, a faithful and willing servant to Jesus. Rest in Peace and dance with Mom.
Survivors Include: his 1st born son, Kevan Trent, his older brother Luke Wendell Trent, sister-in-law Linda, nieces Marcia and Cyndee Trent, Grandchildren; Dylan Luke Trent, Ashton Luke Trent and his wife Addie, Great Granddaughter Sadie Elise, Granddaughter Devin Mackenzie Trent and Great Granddaughter Noelani, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Winston was preceded in death by his father, L. W. Trent Jr., his mother Nena Trent Holliday, his wife Janey Lynn Trent, and his 2nd born son Jobey Kent Trent,
Special thanks to the Elara Home Health and Hospice.
Services: Friday January 7, 2022, at 2:00 PM, Turner Funeral Home Chapel, Hinton, OK
Officiating: Rev. Gary Haynes
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