Trent, Marvin A. died peacefully at his home in Clarksville, VA on Sunday, May 7, 2023.  He was born on Sept. 16, 1943 in Farmville, VA and grew up in his beloved Charlotte County. He was a 1965 graduate of Lynchburg College (now Lynchburg University).  His first and only job was with Burlington Industries, from which he retired after thirty-five years. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Philip M. Trent and Carrie Lipscomb Trent.

He is survived by his wife Faye Powell Trent; step-daughter Elizabeth Glass; step-son Thomas Glass; sister Carol T. Campbell; niece Christal C. Hodge; and nephew Trent Campbell. He was an Elder at Phenix Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday school for over thirty-five years. He retired from teaching as his struggle with Parkinson’s Disease progressed.  He was patient and kind to all caregivers throughout his illness and never complained or asked “Why me?” The family wishes to thank all of the workers with Sentara Halifax Hospice for their abundant kindness and helpfulness during our time of need.

A memorial service will be held at Phenix Presbyterian Church, 200 Church St, Phenix, VA 23959 on Friday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P. O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Sulane Scruggs

    09 May 2023 1 year ago

    Faye and Family: I am so sorry to learn of Marvin’s death. Please accept my sincere empathy. May God bless and comfort you. I remember Marvin fondly from our high school years.

  2. Jackie Burnett

    09 May 2023 1 year ago

    Marvin was a true gentleman, always wearing a smile and always had a kind word, whether it was passing in the halls at Burlington or strolling around town. Will miss your smile, Marvin. Condolences to Faye and all those that loved Marvin.

  3. Carol Slaughter

    10 May 2023 1 year ago

    I had the pleasure of working with Marvin at Burlington and he was one of the kindest people I have ever come in contact with. He was always caring and concerned about all of us in Cost Accounting. Faye, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers ❤

  4. Joan

    10 May 2023 1 year ago

    Marvin was a wonderful neighbor to me for many years. He was always so helpful and kind.
    I am so sorry to hear of his passing .

  5. Marvin Bryant

    10 May 2023 1 year ago

    Thoughts and prayers for family. Worked with at Burlington

  6. Bruce & Pat Woerner

    10 May 2023 1 year ago

    Marvin, this world has lost a fine and gentle soul and the Lord has welcomed you and thanked you for a Life Well Lived. No more pain or suffering, you are whole again.
    Faye, our prayers and thoughts continue to be for you and your family.

  7. Debra Haley Gilley

    12 May 2023 1 year ago

    Marvin was my dad’s best friend. They grew up together. They had many adventures. Phenix Presbyterian Church will miss him. He was the kindest man I have ever met.

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