David W. Kent, 69, died Feb. 6, 2018, in Springfield, Missouri. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was a student at Kalamazoo College when a diving accident left him a quadriplegic. However, he was determined to resume his studies, graduating from K and going on to Michigan State University, where he earned his medical degree. For more than 30 years, he was a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, practicing in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Missouri. He was able to help his patients overcome their physical challenges through his own example, skills and leadership. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sondra Rhone-Kent. Survivors include his sister, Nancy Kent-Koenig.