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Rev. Kent Gause

February 17, 1962 ~ December 20, 2021 (age 59) 59 Years Old


Reverend Kent Joe David Gause was born, February 17, 1962 to the late Roy Gause Sr and Emma S. Gause. He transitioned from this life to reward on Monday, December 20, 2021. Reverend Gause was educated in the Horry County School District and graduated from Myrtle High School, Myrtle Beach, SC where he demonstrated athletic and academic excellence. His infectious smile greeted the world and impacted the lives of many.

While attending Myrtle Beach High School, he played for the State Championship football team. He also competed on the Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team. Continuing his education and athletics, he graduated from the Criminal Justice Academy and became a Golden Glove Boxing Champion.

Safety, Justice, and Integrity were the foundational stones of his career and his life. His multifaceted life allowed him to be Deputy Gause, Reverend Gause and much more to his family and community. Deputy Gause's law enforcement career spanned over 35 years. His career included employment with the Atlantic Beach Police Department, City of Myrtle Beach Police Department, and the Horry County Sheriff's Department. The last position held by Deputy Gause was law enforcement Transport Deputy.

Reverend Kent Joe David Gause was a faithful and active member of the Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed being a member of the Riggins Young Adult Choir and actively participating with the Brotherhood Organization at Sandy Grove M.B.C. Being called by God into the ministry, Reverend Gause preached his initial sermon on April 1, 2018. He was later officially ordained as Reverend Gause in the Kingston Lake Association on November 7, 2021.

Reverend Kent Joe David Gause was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, and 4 brothers.

To cherish his memory, Kent Joe David Gause is survived by his children, two sons: Kendrick Barr and Kendrick Hemingway, both of Columbia, SC; seven daughters: Kenyaina Wright of Atlanta, GA, Shakima Steward of Conway, SC, Cornelia Hill of Raleigh, NC, Taichi Gourdine of Charlotte, NC, Laquetta Harrell of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ashley (Marcus) Long of Conway, SC, Inayah Wheeler of Wilmington, NC; three sisters: RoseMary (William) Nesbitt of Socastee, SC, Carolyn Jackson Graham of Johnsonville, SC, Emma N. Grant of Myrtle Beach, SC, and a sister that he loved as his own, Josephine Davis (James) of Philadelphia, PA; three aunts: Drunell Small of Murrells Inlet, SC, Leola Small of Burgess, SC, Rosa (Small) Jackson of Myrtle Beach, SC, and 21 grandchildren.

Special Friend: Edith Vereen-Bostic, children he loved as his own: Te'Mario (Zandra) Dewitt, Kruneisha Bostic, Summers Bostic, Shalanda Brown, Jada Brantley, Shermeika Dozier, India (Mikeius) Stokes, and Mercedes Washington.

Cousin whom he loved like a sister Brenda Sinclair, two Best Friends whom he loved like brothers; Wayne Feaster and Ronnie Williams, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends whom he loved dearly.



Rev. Kent Gause of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021.  There will be a viewing held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2021, at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Myrtle Beach High School. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Pine Island Community Cemetery.  

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24 Hour Viewing
December 27, 2021

6:00 PM
Sandy Grove Baptist Church
1008 Carver Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Funeral Service
December 28, 2021

1:00 PM
Myrtle Beach High School
3302 Robert M Grissom Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

December 30, 2021

Pine Island Community Cemetery
401 Ronald McNair Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579


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