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Kenneth “Kent” Lawrence Douglas, age 60

Kenneth “Kent” Lawrence Douglas, age 60, of Maumelle, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022. He was born in Clarksville, Arkansas on September 29, 1962, to J.C. and Theresa Douglas.

Throughout his life, Kent loved sports. His athletic success allowed him the opportunity to play basketball and participate in track and field in college. His love of the game continued into adulthood where he went on to referee AAU Basketball for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed golf and tennis. He formed the “Douglas League” with his tennis buddies: Tim, Phillip, Jack, and Bill at the Little Rock Racquet Club. However, Kent’s true passion was found in teaching. Kent spent over 32 years passing his knowledge and experience in business and finance down to students at John Brown University, Webster University, Arkansas Tech University, Central Baptist College, and University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College. Above all, Kent loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Kent will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Kent is preceded in death by his father J.C Douglas and his sister Denise Rogodzinski.

Kent is survived by his wife, Melissa Douglas; children: Stacia Harmon, Kate Douglas, Connor Douglas, and Dylan Douglas; grandchildren: Emery and Blakely Harmon; mother, Theresa Douglas; brother, Mark Douglas; sister, Debbi Franklin; and many more extended family members and friends.

The family requests memorials be made to The Pug Rescue of Northwest Arkansas in honor of Kent’s beloved Sophie.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 12, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

To view a tribute slideshow of Kent, please follow the link below.


  • Deanna Birkhahn Posted November 7, 2022 8:50 PM

    Sending prayers to the family .

  • Rick Harvey Posted November 7, 2022 8:52 PM

    Kent was a friend and mentor at school. Even though I hadn’t seen Kent in several years it was always fun when we did see him. He shall be missed.

  • Carla Tipton Posted November 7, 2022 10:58 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  • Audrey Soard Caldwell Posted November 8, 2022 8:41 AM

    I have fond memories of Kent as a classmate in Clarksville High School! Prayers for the family.

  • Jane Douglas Posted November 8, 2022 4:06 PM

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time! Much love!

  • Debbie Stepp Conard Posted November 8, 2022 10:03 PM

    So sorry to hear of Kent’s passing. I remember his great athletic ability and sense of humor. He was a great classmate. Praying for your family.

  • Jennifer Colvin Posted November 9, 2022 9:38 AM

    Kent was a good son-in-law. He loved his family very much. He will be missed.

  • Lauren Schluterman Posted November 11, 2022 3:04 AM

    Kent was always the community father when I was over for sleepovers. Wishing you all peace and blessings during this difficult time!

  • Linda Calloway Posted November 12, 2022 10:18 AM

    I was saddened to hear of your Father’s passing. Praying for your peace and comfort as you mourn this difficult loss.

  • Donald Johnson Posted November 12, 2022 11:39 AM

    Prayers for the family! Rest in peace my friend!

  • Rachel Pippin Posted January 5, 2023 8:10 PM

    He was great athelete and student. He will be missed. My prayers to family and all. I loved his smile.

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