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Kent Wayne Gottfried

1959 - 2018

Kent Gottfried, 59, passed away January 30, 2018 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He was born in 1959 in Portland, Oregon.

Kent’s passion was protecting his community and neighbors from harm and criminal activities. He had many friends at various law enforcement agencies, and was highly influenced by his mentors from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Kent worked for several security companies throughout Oregon, gaining experience with each. His greatest accomplishment was the security company, Jackson County Protection, that he founded and operated throughout Jackson County.

Kent is survived by his son, Eric Wright; daughter-in-law, Jill; and grandson, Caleb all of Central Point. He also leaves behind a sister and brother-in-law in Colorado. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bette Gottfried and father, Wayne Gottfried.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southern Oregon Humane Society. Arrangements will be in care of Perl Funeral Home.