Ronald "Kent" Stein

December 1, 1972 ~ October 1, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old

Ronald "Kent" Stein Obituary

West Columbia, SC

Kent Stein passed away suddenly at home on the morning of October 1, 2023. Kent was born December 1, 1972, and spent his entire life as a resident of West Columbia. He was a graduate of Airport High School and held an Architectural Engineering Technology degree from Midlands Tech. He was employed with Baxter Land Surveying, loved his job, and valued his work associates.

His interests included high school athletics, and a love of South Carolina football and baseball. Recently, gardening became a passion for him. He approached life with a big smile, a happy heart, and made many friends along the way.

Kent leaves behind precious memories of his parents, Nancy and Jerry Stein; brother, Andy Stein of Charlotte, NC; nephew, Stephen Stein of Charlotte, NC; aunts, Ellen Parker Chambers of Raleigh, NC, Helen Stein Nicholson (Tim) of Rocky Mount, NC, Georgia Stein Moore (Billy) of Pittsboro, NC; uncle, Joe Frank Parker of Roseboro, NC; cousins, Joey Parker of Roseboro, NC, Alyson Zarzecki (Todd) of Pittsboro, NC, Kate Kumar (Prag) of Charlotte, NC, Will Moore of Raleigh, NC, Robin Champ, Renee Jolly, and Rhonda Dunn.

Kent was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr.  & Mrs. Joe A. Parker, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. George Stein; uncles, James Ronald Parker, J.D. Chambers, and Thad Stein; aunt, Gail Parker; and cousin, Nelson Lee Parker.

Everyone who knew Kent, will miss his friendly nature, his warm smile, and love of friends.

Kent’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff and medical professionals of Lexington Medical Center, and for all of the acts of kindness shown them during this time of grief. May God bless each of you in a very special way.

A memorial service will be held at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington, on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 2PM. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Platt Springs United Methodist Church, 3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170.

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Services are being handled by Thompson Funeral Home, 4720 Agusta Road, Lexington, SC  29073, Phone: 803-776-1092.

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Memorial Service
October 8, 2023

2:00 PM
Thompson Funeral Home
4720 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC 29073

Visitation following service

Thompson Funeral Home
4720 Augusta Road
Lexington, SC 29073


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