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Henry Sergent, 87, dies



Henry Warren Sergent, 87, of Murray, died December 17 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Born in Democrat to the late Samuel C. Sergent and Pollyann Taylor Sergent, he was the widower of Wanda Faye Day Sergent.

Mr. Sergent was also preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Lou Engle, Sarah Belle Sergent and Ethel Sanders; a brother, Chester Sergent; and a grandson, Christopher Basham.

He was a retired police officer with the Chicago Police Department after 30 years of service, a member of the Illinois Police Association, and an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a life member of the Chicago Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the William McKinney Masonic Lodge #876 and the Medin ah Temple AAONMS Shriners of Chicago, Ill.

Mr. Sergent was a member of the Eastwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Anthena Opalka and husband Michael of Round Lake, Ill., Deliana Langston of Mayfield, and Melissa Taylor and Danny Laxton of Brighton, Tenn.; two sisters, Opal Jean Adams of Louisville, and Anna Lee Goins of Democrat; two brothers, Richard Sergent of Lorain, Oh., and Ronald Buford Sergent of Huntsville, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Rebecca Basham, Lauran Marie Opalka, Seth Donal Gouin, Melinda Faye Gouin, Michael Warren Gouin, Jennifer Elaine Gouin, Richard Lynn Wheeler, Christopher Allen Wheeler and Billy James Wheeler; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Sergent were held December 22 at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Burial was in Murray Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.

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