ULYSSES — Orman L. Brent, 89, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Alton to Ola LeRoy and Helen Elizabeth (Weethee) Brent.
Orman moved to Ulysses in his 20s and worked for Columbian Chemicals at Hickok Carbon Black Plant. He retired in 1995. In 1974, he opened Brent’s TV and Electronics. Orman met Betty Lou Oliver in 1958 and married her on April 3, 1959. They just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Orman is survived by his wife, Betty of their home; sons, Kevin Lynn Brent and Kenneth Dean Bren, both of Ulysses; daughter, Tamara Sue Bartron of Winfield, W.V.; brother, John Francis Brent of Dodge City; sister, Roma Doraine York of Fort Smith, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and expecting a great-grandchild and great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Leroy and David Owen; and sister, Irene Lucille Branham.
Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery.
Visitation will run from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.