Tom Dent, the Little League District 6 administrator passed away on Monday, July 8 at age 65. He worked for District 6 Little League for 14 years.
“He loved kids and he loved baseball,” Dent’s girlfriend Debbie Spence said. “He just loved being with children.”
Dent moved to the Clark County area 34 years ago after his job at Hewlett-Packard transferred him to the Southwest Washington area. He then found a job at Alcoa Little League which started his 30 year span working in Little League.
District 6 Little League encompassess Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield and a few other North County suburbs. Dent’s final work with District 6 was hosting the Little League state championships at Abrams Park in Ridgefield from June 19 to July 5.
Spence said Dent’s favorite part about being in Little League was the families he met and the kids he saw.
“He enjoyed watching the kids grow, watching them from being small to watching them play senior ball,” Spence said about Dent. “He retired so we could travel (for Little League).”
According to Spence, outside of Little League, Dent loved to travel, especially for baseball, his favorite non-Little League team being the Los Angeles Dodgers. “He loved his adventure,” Spence said. “He had a calendar of adventures and trips I didn’t even know about.”
Dent leaves behind one son, one daughter and four grandkids and a vast list of past Little League participants.
“Tom loved each and everyone of your districts and love being your district administrator,” Spence wrote on her Facebook page.