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James Kent Rosenquist

February 28, 1961 — April 15, 2024


James Kent Rosenquist passed away at his home on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Kent was born on February 28, 1961, in Kansas City, MO to James E Rosenquist and Dorothy L. (Schlobohm) Rosenquist. He was raised in Lee’s Summit, MO.

Kent attended school in Lee’s Summit, and dropped out of high school and went to The School of the Ozarks where he obtained his GED. While there he spent time drawing where he learned sketching and became quite good. He also began working with plants and gardening. Through that experience he pursued an education and obtained a two-year degree in horticulture. After a period, he turned to reading about psychology which led him to obtain a degree in the field. He spent a few years working as a drug addiction counselor, where he was recognized for his accomplishments. In addition, over the years he worked in real estate, detailing cars, and driving cars for individuals.

He moved between Missouri and Florida multiple times during his adult life. He resided in Lee’s Summit, Clinton, and Sedalia Missouri as well as Melbourne, Kissimmee, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, and Cocoa Beach Florida.

Kent usually had a dog in his life, and with one exception they were always small “yippy” dogs with odd names that were picked from a characteristic of the animal’s personality.

In addition to his boundless reading on many subjects, he had the ability to nurse a near dead plant back to life and loved his dogs; he also loved cars which started as soon as he began driving. Over the years he had an MG Midget, several Fiero’s, Miata’s, and Corvette’s. But we always laughed about his infamous Ford Pinto with a four- to five-inch-tall Pinto Horse reared up on its back legs as a hood ornament. Kent was also a kind, funny, and interesting individual to talk with and always had a strong opinion.

Kent is preceded in death by both of his parents. He is also preceded in death by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his older sister Marcia, nephew Nathan (Thao), great niece Alexa, and great nephews Justin and Joshua, as well as LuLu his dog and many cousins.

He has recently expressed his desire to return to Florida amidst his health issues. 

Therefore, plans are currently being made to support his final wish and return him to Florida for a private family ceremony.

 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3. Rest in peace, little brother.


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