Brent “Benji” Leake


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Brent Franklin “Benji” Leake, 42, of Michigan, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Thailand.

Born June 10, 1977, in Winchester Va., he is the son of Lorraine (Shade) Leake and the late Junior Franklin Leake.

Brent served in the U.S. Army and was a former deputy of Berkeley County. He was also an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Rudy) Leake; four children, Logan Rodriguez, Layne Leake, Laden Leake and Landon Ritter; and one brother, Brian Leake.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, Sept. 15 at Brown Funeral Home, South Berkeley Chapel, in Inwood, W.Va.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at the chapel, with Pastor Mike Kenney officiating.

Interment will be held in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.