Edwin “Ray” Trent, Sr., 86, of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021. He was born in Bedford, VA on February 9, 1935, a son of the late Marvin Griffin Trent and Ilene Spradlin Trent. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Little Trent; and his siblings, Marvin Lee Trent, Violette Gay Trent, Richard “Jack” Alexander Trent, “Roy” Eugene Trent, and Nancy Trent Johnson. He is survived by his children, Pamela Trent Cole (Randy), Edwin “Eddie” R. Trent, Jr. (Kathy), Gary M. Trent (Andrea), Lisa Trent Moneymaker (Mike); grandchildren, Sara Cole, Christopher “Chris” Cole, Marissa Moneymaker, Michael Moneymaker; and great-grandson, Robert “Lane” Campbell. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Suck Spring Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Michael Cox officiating. The family would like to thank Carriage Hill for their care and attention to Ray and thanks also to Dianne Spradlin Nichols for her many visits and care for their dad. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Suck Spring Baptist Church. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.