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Danny Ray Trent

Danny was born on October 10, 1949 in Syracuse, Kansas, the youngest son of Doral Trent and Thelma (Barr) Trent.  He was a graduate of Dodge City Senior High School in 1967, where his passion for pottery began. He served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War Era. Danny was a potter, philosopher, artist, and teacher. He was married to Sandra (Cravens) Droste from 1977-1990, where they lived in Dodge City together. Later in life he married Linda Kay (Armstead) Wimberly on December 6, 2016 in Burns, Kansas.

His leaves behind his loving family; his wife, Linda Trent of El Dorado; daughter Dawn and her husband Dan Hickey of Dodge City; son Cole and his wife Amanda Trent of Leon, Kansas; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Amy Reagan of El Dorado and sisters in law, Barbara Trent of Eldorado and Lorine Trent of Dodge City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Bill, Doral, Gerald and Larry Trent; step-daughter, Rochelle Wilson. Danny passed away, Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the age of 71 years old.

Graveside services will be held at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Fort Dodge, Kansas on Friday, February 5, at 3:00 pm with US Navy Funeral Honors, and the American Legion 8th District Honor Guard. A memorial luncheon will be held prior to the funeral, at the Dodge City VFW at 909 N 13th St. at 12:00 pm. Please enter the building from the south.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name and directed to Dodge City Community College Art Department Fund in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Danny at ymzfh.com.


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Danny was a good guy he taught me a lot and made a lot of people laugh and a lot of people happy help everybody when he could. He always seemed to enjoy company and was kind of a wild guy rest in peace my old friend I hope you're flying in the sky

Dustin Fisher Feb 10 2021 12:00 AM

Danny was a very kind person with a passion for art. I first met Danny n the 60s . I was married to his cousin Kandy Trent. She adored him. I remember his pottery was outstanding. I knew his parents and all his family. Great people and am proud to have been part of his life.

Danny RIP

Stanley Wallis Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

I moved to Wichita a few months ago & had every intention of driving the 20 miles to ElDorado to visit my dear friend Danny. I never got around to it, so I guess the next time I see him we will have a long conversation. Danny & I threw pots in Dodge City, Emporia, California, . We built kilns , laughed & cried together. My "Brother" Dan. My wife & I knew Danny well, an loved him anyways! Ill always remember him and the memories are endless! The tipped canoe in rising waters, along with Sam . The California "store" of "Light in your eye" with Ed Carmicael, . & on & on. We miss you already Buddy. Wish I could make a ash glaze for you as we often discussed, but those days are gone,,,,,, Ill see you sooner than later, Bob ,( fellow potter/friend & Brother.)

Bob Kreger Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM

Danny was a person who had a lot of talent. I threw a couple of pots at his house. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone.

Leroy Woods Feb 5 2021 12:00 AM



My prayers to all those who are suffering from the loss of Danny. I met Danny when I moved to Dodge in 1965, and was fortunate to join
Red Demon Class of 1967. So many talented classmates..great memories of pottery class...no idea what i was doing..Danny picked up on that...coached me..still have today some of those pieces today...
Danny you are missed my friend..God Bless..I pray
you are standing in the presence of His glory...blameless with great joy

Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery Feb 4 2021 12:00 AM

Danny had a grin that, although half smirk, would erupt into a glorious smile that would stay with you for hours.
I visited Danny in his little shop in El Dorado several times, and was not surprised to hear that, rather than sell the little building, the owner and his wife decided to give it to Danny.
Anybody would.
Thanks to all of the class of '67, for being special in their own way.
Especially Danny.

Ted Larson Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Dannys family. I met Danny shortly after moving to Dodge City. Our first meaningful encounter was discussing fisticuffs over a girl we both fancied. Peace prevailed, and Danny and I quickly became friends. This friendship led to countless crazy times in high school, sparked my lifelong passion for pottery, and many adventures while in the Navy together. Danny was always a friend without conditions. May you rest in peace my brother, and well catch up on the other side.

Jim Fitch Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM