Brent was born in raised in Salisbury, Mo. After graduating from Salisbury High School he attended Moberly Area Community College and later transferred to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in Mortuary Science. Brent married Elizabeth "Annie" Willett in 2006. They have one son, Chace who will be a third grader at Eugene Field in Hannibal where Annie teaches.

Brent is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #907, Hannibal Lions Club, Hannibal YMENS Club, Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Funeral Director & Embalmers Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Missouri Coroners and Medical Examiners Association.

When not working at the funeral home, Brent enjoys, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, gardening, watching football, home improvements and spending time with his family.

Brent has the passion of serving families with compassion, and treating them as family to help them during this most difficult time of their life.