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In Memory of
Kent Jerome Gibney
October 24, 1951 - January 11, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Union Cemetery

Kent Flash Gibney, 69, died Monday, January 11, 2021 from COVID-19. Kent was born October 24,1951 in Columbus, Ohio. He grew up in Worthington, and as a child loved spending time with his grandma Poona at the familys 200 year-old log cabin built by his great-grandfather in the University Districtthe oldest residential home in Central Ohio. Not interested in school, or anything else he wasnt passionate about, Kent graduated from Worthington High School by the skin of his teeth in 1970. He drove his 1971 mustang (351 Cleveland engine) off the showroom floor, and began drag racing it at National Trail Raceway shortly after. His life-long passion was working on muscle cars and drag racing them, which he did continuously and fervently for the last 50 years.
Married to his wife, Stephanie, in 1978, they had two children and two grandchildren to whom Kent was the best Doodles and Papa. Officially retired in 2019, Flash worked as a plumber since the age of 18. He enjoyed his work, and enjoyed all the people he met along the way even more. Kent made friends wherever he went, had a wild spirit, boisterous personality and kind heart. He leaves behind many friends made in childhood, during his career in construction, while drag racing and everywhere in between. There will be a private graveside service at Old Union Cemetery, but if you are reading this and are a friend of Flash, get ready for one heck of a party celebrating his life in 2022. In the meantime, please do what you can to stop the spread of COVID-19. Kent is survived by the love of his life and wife of 42 years, Stephanie Crim-Gibney; son Kyle (Crystal) Gibney, granddaughters Lily and Arya; daughter Arden Gibney, grandcat Kiki; sister Sharon (Ken) Taylor, nephews and niece Kenan, Collin and Caitlin; sister Alane Gibney, nieces Lindsay and Layne; brother-in-law Gary (Jenni) Crim, nephew Geoff; and two Ford Mustangs (71 & 92).



K.C. Moss

Jan 15, 2021

Dear Arden & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kent sounded like an amazing man. I know all of your happy memories of him will help you through these hard days. Thinking about all of you and sending thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, K.C. Moss


Barbara LaValle

Jan 16, 2021

Alane, so sorry about your brother. I hope life has been treating you fairly otherwise. Barbara (Gideon) LaValle your (sometimes) locker mate


Chris Cramer

Jan 16, 2021

Arden & Family -I'm sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Regards, Chris Cramer


Gary E Donovan

Jan 18, 2021

A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with beloved Kent in pain.


Debra and John

Jan 18, 2021

Stephie, Arden, Kyle, Crystal, Lily and Arden, Kent was always such a big personality and we always found ourselves smiling when we saw him. We will miss him. I still don't really have words, but we are here for whatever you need. Love, Debra and John


Mary Evelyn Canter

Jan 18, 2021

Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear this. I always liked Kent so much and Boyd considered him a good friend. Covid is such a horrible thing. Thank you for asking people to be careful.


Gail Clark

Jan 19, 2021

Steph (my dearest and best friend) & family, Kent was so very special to me and my family, he was like a brother to me. He will never be forgotten and will be dearly missed. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Also to let you know that our hearts are with you and your family. Love, Gail Rose & Bob


Emily Considine

Jan 19, 2021

My deepest sympathies. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Warmly, Emily Considine, AJ, & Aaliyah