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Brent King ~ Memorial Fund

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This fundraiser has been set-up to honor and remember a wonderful man who tragically lost his life way too soon.

We are heartbroken at the sudden death of Brent King on February 16th, 2024. Our goal is to ease the burden of Brent’s wife Caley as she continues to raise their children and to help with any expenses of a funeral and whatever the future holds for her. All donations will go directly to Caley Childs-King.

On the morning of Friday February 16th Brent went out to do what he loves, fish. He had all the proper gear and equipment. He texted his wife as he was putting his boat in the water and when lunch time came Caley could not reach him. A good friend went to the location that Brent’s phone was showing and his Kayak was in the water, but Brent was not in it. After an exhausting search over the weekend by mostly family and friends, a friend used his drone and was finally able to locate Brent in the water on the evening of Sunday February 18th.

Brent was a wonderful husband and father. He loved life and he lived for his family. He spent his time enjoying the hobbies he loved while teaching his children those same things. He was an outgoing all around great man. He was raising two beautiful children with his wife Caley. They have one 6-year-old son and a 12-year daughter, who Brent stepped in to be a father for when she was 2, after Caley’s first husband died of cancer when their daughter was just 6 months old. He took this role seriously and handled it with love and grace. Caley and Brent were teenage sweethearts whose paths happened to cross again which turned into a beautiful love story as they built a new family together.

Brent has a large, wonderful collection of friends from all over, he is loved by so many which shows in the outpouring of love and support. This has meant a lot to Caley as she now must navigate losing her husband while continuing to keep his memory alive for her children.

Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Love to all, Tracy (Caley’s Best Friend)



  • Ann Corcoran
    • $100 
    • 28 d
  • William Geddes
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • Maureen Nichols
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Tracy Burkey
Frederick, MD
Caley Childs-King

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