Obituary: Michael Sargent

Michael Sargent, 68, died on Sunday, Nov. 27, at Newton Medical Center.

Michael was born on July 18, 1948, in Ponca City, Okla., to Roy and Wilma Sargent. They preceded him in death.

Michael served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He held the rank of sergeant and received a Bronze Star for his service.

He married Nancy Peak on March 5, 1974, and they were married for 42 years before his passing.

Michael was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He loved cars, hot rods, his 1957 Chevy and spending time with his family. He enjoyed sci-fi movies, especially the bad ones.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sargent; sons, Mark and Shonnie Cranston Sargent and Gregory Sargent; sister, Marla and Bob Zimmerman; and nephew, Scott Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Wilma Sargent; and brother, Thomas Eugene Sargent.

A memorial graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. There will be no visitation. A memorial has been set up for the “Folds of Honor” in Michael’s honor. Petersen Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.

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