Monday, March 9, 2009

The Obiturary of my friend Dr. Howard Edgar “Buddy” Trent III

Dr. Howard Edgar “Buddy” Trent III, 64, husband of Nina Stafford Trent, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at Hospice House. The family is at the home in Chinquapin.

Arrangements will be announced by Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services


Howard Edgar Trent, III

Born in St. Louis, MO on Feb. 18, 1945
Departed on Mar. 2, 2009 and resided in GreenwoodSC.



Friday, Mar. 6, 2009



Saturday, Mar. 7, 2009



Oakbrook Memorial Park





Dr. Howard E. "Buddy" Trent, III, 64, husband of Nina Stafford Trent, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at Hospice House.

Born in St. Louis, MO on February 18, 1945, he was the son of the late Howard E., Jr. and Martha Adams Trent. He was educated in public schools in Louisville, KY and Annandale, VA. A graduate of the University of Virginia, he was President of the College of Arts & Sciences and Chairman of the Honor Committee. He was a member of Z Society, the Raven Society, T.I.L.K.A., Omicron Delta Kappa, and Alpha Epsilon Pi pre-medical honor society. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Sigma social fraternity and a Lawn resident his fourth year. He served as varsity basketball manager for two years. Honors in college included being recipient of the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award, the Raven Award and the Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award. Dr. Trent also attended University of Virginia for medical school where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary society. He served a three year term as a student member of its board of directors.

After graduation from medical school he completed internship and first year residency in Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine before returning to the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he was Co-Chief Resident in Pediatrics. He then spent three years as a Pediatrician in the US Army Medical Corps at Fort Knox, KY, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington , DC and Fort Dix, NJ

Dr. Trent entered private practice of pediatrics in Greenwood in 1977 at Greenwood Pediatrics with Dr. Casper Wiggins and Dr. John Moore. He was on the Self Memorial Hospital medical staff where he was at one time Pediatric Department Chairman, Medical Staff Executive Board Secretary and member of the Infection Control Committee where he served as Chairman for one year. Dr. Trent was a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A member of the US Army Reserves, his unit was activated in 1990 as part of Desert Shield / Desert Storm and was assigned to Fort Campbell, KY for the duration of the conflict. Upon return from Fort Campbell, Dr. Trent suffered a closed head injury in an automobile accident and underwent rehabilitation in Tampa, FL and Durham, NC. He subsequently retired from pediatric practice.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his uncle, David L. Adams.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 40 years of the home are four children, Allison Stafford Trent Sutton and her husband, John Travis Sutton of Atlanta, GA, Leigh Adams Trent Self and her husband William Mathews "Bubba" Self, Jr. of Greenwood, David Holden Trent and his wife, Stacey Wilson Trent of Greenwood and Nina Katherine Trent of Charleston, and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Richard Harris officiating. Private burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Travis Sutton, Bubba Self, Gary Stage, Van Whittington, Chuck Cochran and R.J. McHugh.

Honorary escort will be Dr. George Cone, Dr. Bill Gilchrist, Dr. Greg Mappin, Dr. Ben Baracca and the Greenwood Golden K Kiwanis Club.

The family is at the home and will receive friends Friday from 6-8 PM at Blyth Funeral Home.

The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials be made to 
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Building Fund, 915 Mathis Road, Greenwood, SC 29649, Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the University of Virginia Fund, PO Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314.

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