Kent Allen Streit

Kent Allen Streit passed away August 28, 2022, after his battle with cancer. He was born September 18, 1949, in Vernon, Texas to his parents Karl and Billie Streit.  He was raised on his family’s farm in Lockett, Texas.  After graduating from Lockett High School, he attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he received a Masters Degree in Education in 1973.  He taught World History in both Richardson and Spring Branch I.S.D. He then worked for Brown & Root/KBR for over 35 years.

He is survived by his Wife Christine, Son Karl Allen, sisters Karen married to David Love, Kelly married to Rick Kyle, and Kim Streit. Stepchildren, Stephanie married to Michael Cody parents of, Spencer and Jackson. Bob married to Melanie Carl, parents to Brynn, Ansley, and Levi.

Kent was blessed with remarkable family members, relatives, friends, schoolmates, teammates and workmates throughout his life.  He considered it one of God’s greatest blessings that enriched his life to be surrounded by these amazing people.  He had a deep love and appreciation for Christine and Karl Allen as they supported and cared for him during his struggle.  Kent had a wonderful life and some of God’s blessings that he enjoyed included, traveling the U.S. with Christine, playing golf with his buddies, golf balls, golf clubs, golf shirts, golf bags.  Also, good movies, the food channel, the Dallas Cowboys, the St. Louis Cardinals, his usher team, baking cookies, his pets, growing up on the farm, the Masters on CBS, and morning glories.


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In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.

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  1. Kent was an amazing man who touched the lives of so many people in a special way. When he arrived at Austin College in 1968, his friends and teammates tried to change him but instead he changed them. He once told me that he had a chance to talk to the legendary Daffy Dean when he was playing summer league baseball. Kent was playing first base and Daffy was the first base coach for the opposing team. Daffy told Kent that people from the country had “A sense of humor and a lot of stability.” Those words defined Kent Streit. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

    Keith Johnston
  2. What a nice Christian friend. I spent a lot of time in High School with him in Baseball and Football. We had a lot of good memories at his farm and driving around in Vernon in his Falcon. Friends forever! I know his family will hold on tight for their great memories. We Pray that his family will have God’s peace knowing where he is!

    Bill Duncan
  3. Kent & I were born the same day in the Vernon hospital. He always kidded about being “older” than me by about 15 minutes! We had many fun times at the Lockett schools, playing sports, snowball fights in the winter and cruising the Sonic in Vernon (that’s all we had). It saddens me to realize how short life is, he and I never got together after graduation from high school. We reconnected through our mutual friend Jimmy Carr when he began his battle with cancer. He stayed so positive during his battle and our Lord decided it was his time to have Kent. May this same Lord comfort and strengthen his family during this time and uphold them always. God’s Blessings to you all.

    Larry Graf
  4. It has been a very long time since I’d been around or visited with Kent, but when I was around him, not only at LHS, but also in the Mom (Martha) Streit family, through my wife Linda, I remember that he never spoke badly of anyone, he was always such a positive influence on anyone that happened to be around him. I know that you will be missed Kent, especially by all your friends from LHS. May God grant peace and understanding to your family, of which I consider myself to be a proud member of, and to all your friends, always and forever, Amen.

    Bobby Cochran
  5. Tiny,
    I am so thankful you were able to help care for your Dad. Losing a parent is a different kind if “aloneness”. I pray for comfort for you and your family.

    Jackie Claude
  6. Kent was a very dependable and caring person at KBR. He helped manage all the project controls personnel going on assignments, returning back home and also while away. A true and loyal friend that we all could count on. I loved our conversations about the Cardinals and Cubs as I was a Cub fan and he loved the Cards. May our friend rest in peace.

    Ron Fourman

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