Earl Junius Trent of Riverhead died Dec. 30, 2015. He was 85.
He was born May 23, 1930, in Cumberland, Va. to John and Lottie Trent and attended school in Cumberland. He married Earlean (Reid) April 22, 1988.
In April 1949, Mr. Trent relocated to Riverhead where he worked for I.M. Young Potato Farm and Crescent Duck Farm in Eastport. He retired from Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant in 1992, where he was a construction worker.
Mr. Trent was a longtime member of Jefferson Temple Church of God in Christ in Cutchogue, where he served as a trustee and a deacon. Family members said he was a devout man, who believed in prayer and loved the word of God and music.
Predeceased by three sisters, Dora and Kathleen Trent and Fannie Tillman and four brothers, Bob, Lewis, Frank and Howard Trent; Mr. Trent is survived by his wife of 27 years, Earlean; two brothers Sherman, of Riverhead and Lawrence, of Virginia Beach, Va.; fourteen children, Charles, of Mount Laurel, N.J., Peggy, of Bridgeton, N.J., Lottie, of Pengrove, N.J., Laura McPherson of Riverhead, Amanda, of Bay Shore, Kimphileas Hodge of Douglas, Ga., Carl, of Riverhead, Edwin, of Coral Springs, Fla., Donald, of Harlem, Lamont Harris of Riverhead, Ebony Boatwright of Uniondale, Charlie Allen of Wading River, Tereasa Wright of Riverhead and Tracey Mitchelle of New York City; 87 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren and many additional relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held Jan. 8 at Galilee Church of God in Christ in Riverhead. Interment took place at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai.
Arrangements were in the care of Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead.