Prentiss G. "Prent" Lamont, 73, of Cherokee, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 at his home in Cherokee.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. Ray Hampton will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home. There will be military rites at the graveside by L. A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.
Prent Lamont was born May 3, 1933 in Cherokee to Prentiss and Grace (Hayward) Lamont. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1951. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in education. He served in the U. S. Army, being stationed in Germany during the Korean War. His teaching career was widespread having taught in Meriden-Cleghorn; Preston, Iowa; Rapid City, S.D.; Bellevue, Neb.; Liberal, Kans.; and St. Edwards, Neb. He taught Chemistry, Physics and Biology and also did coaching at several schools, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed playing pool. Prent was a walking historian on Cherokee County history and was a good Samaritan to many people.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother.
He is survived by many close friends.