Hill, Walter Kent Kalamazoo Walter Kent Hill, best known as Kent, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016. Kent was born in Meigs, Georgia on September 29, 1934. He was the son of the late Connard and Hazel Hill. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1957, spent a year in Denmark as a Fulbright Scholar and completed his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music. He started his teaching career at Texas Tech University and then moved north to Mansfield State University where he taught organ, music theory and eurythmics until he retired in 1995. Kent's true passion was in music ministry. He served as church musician for a number of parishes from the age of twelve until recently. He is survived by his brother, Charles Thomas Hill, Janet (Martin) Hill, his wife of more than 44 years, his children, Leah Hayden, Andrea Hill, Martin (Susie) Hill and Jessica (Eric) Zaleski, and grandchildren. A funeral service with be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Portage on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 9:30 11:00 proceeding the service. Memorial donations can be made to the Kent Hill Fund for Special Music at Prince of Peace. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, www.langelands.com.