Kent Allen Sourdiff, 55, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born on December 30, 1964 in Bridgeport CT. He was raised in Burlington, VT and later made Colchester his hometown. As a young boy Kent was an altar server at St. Joseph’s Church and spent many years in scouting later earning the Ad Altare Dei. He also had a love of trains and had a collection that was complete with villages, mountains and running brooks.
Kent went to Burlington High School and later earned his GED. Kent was a hard worker and at a young age worked at Bessery’s Meat Market and Wessons Diner part time. Kent also worked many years at the Dairy Queen in Burlington for his Grandmother. In 1985 he started working at Bouyea-Fassett’s Bakery as a route driver, he loved meeting people, some of whom would become lifelong friends. Kent later worked in Essex Junction at IBM as head cook with his dad before making Jacksonville, FL his hometown. He found himself “back in the kitchen” working for the family “Wing” business as head cook. He branched off on his own with his successful Food truck/Catering business Xtreme Wings Mobile. Kent loved the “Foodie” life and the many people he met who became fast friends. He had a passion for cooking and that' s how his career started. Whether cooking for a home gathering or an event, Kent was in charge and the final product was always delicious! He was a huge Nascar fan and could be found cooking in the arena prior to the Daytona 500. There were hours of prep and he enjoyed sharing stories and the “feast” with family, friends and “arena” friends he had just made.
Kent’s pride and joy was his daughter Cassandra, the apple of his eye. They had a very special bond. He would take every opportunity to tell people how proud he was of her. He also had a love for the water, and they could often be found on Lake Champlain boating on the “Hi N Dri”.
Kent is preceded in death by his Father, Alfred M Sourdiff. He is survived by his beloved daughter; Cassadra Lee Sourdiff of Florence, VT; his mother; Linda Taylor of Essex., VT; his three siblings and their spouses; Kelley and (Michael) Lane of Milton, VT; Kullen and (Meaghan) Sourdiff of Jacksonville, Florida and Collin and (Erin) Sourdiff of Underhill, VT. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Special cousin and friend “T” - Tina Rutledge; and his “Chosen” brother Steve and (Kelly) LeBlanc and their family.
Kent was one of a kind and larger than life. He lived life to the fullest and lived life his way, he definitely left his mark. He had a heart of gold and was always there for anyone at any time.
Kent’s sense of humor was unmatched and his laughter infectious. Kent was a “brother” to everyone, and his charm and smile lit up a room. It didn’t matter who you were, you could count on three things, good food, great stories and lots of laughter. Kent will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to cross his path.
“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the hell attitude” - Julia Child.
Please join us to celebrate the wonderful life of Kent Allen Sourdiff together and share our memories at moments at:
Alhambra Theatre & Dining
12000 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Tuesday September 29, 2020 ~ 5:30 pm
Services Start at 6:00 PM SHARP
Food and drinks will be in the library of the Alhambra at 7:30 pm.
Casual Dress- Kent Always Wore Cargo Shorts
Flowers can be sent to Xtreme Wings on Atlantic/Kernan, Starting Sunday September 27, 2020
12220 Atlantic Blvd Suite 108
Jacksonville, FL 32225
We will be placing the flowers around the restaurant on the “social distance” tables in honor of Kent.
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