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Brent Alan Leas

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Our son, brother, father and friend Brent Leas sadly succumbed to his enemy – cancer on August 4, 2022 at the age of 59.

Brent began his life on June 23, 1963 in Redding. Moving to Mt. Shasta in October of 1973 and stayed on in the county, settling in the McCloud area where he resided when he passed.

Being a straight “A” student in school, he came to be known to his friends as “Brains” which he was not fond of, so down-played his academics from high school on, from then on being known as “Brently.” He excelled his whole life in the area of fabrication and engineering, if it was metal, he could build it or fix it.

Brent enjoyed the outdoors – backpacking, hunting and black-powder shooting. He had a love for gold panning, prospecting and metal detecting and spent many weekends pursuing those pesky hidden treasures.

Brent started a career of truck driving early on out of high school, driving his grandfather’s water truck on a construction job on the Highway 680 interchange job in Dublin, California. He also worked the summer Olympics at Palo Alto and ended the season with the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.

He hired on with Bill Pincin’s log truck company, moving on to eventually purchasing his own from Frank Paletta. He had owned a total of 4 trucks in his lifetime – hauling chips and logs under the name of Brent Leas Trucking. One of Brent’s saddest days was when he had to sell his most recent truck due to his illness and watch it drive away without him. He promptly turned his attention to rebuilding an aluminum boat and made fishing his new job.

Unknown to many, Brent was an enrollee on the Wintu tribal registry, and was very proud of his heritage. He took great delight in his beautiful daughter, Ashley. He had a big heart and would help anyone.

He sadly leaves behind his father and mother, Phil and Betty Leas; his loving daughter, Ashley Leas; his sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Dion Meadows; nephews – David and Cameron Meadows and their families, his aunt, Trudy Leas Wheeler, and lifelong close friends, Mike Mathews and Scott Horrell – along with many other friends and colleagues.

“Brother….you are free.”

A celebration of Brent’s life is planned to be held later (after hunting season), please watch for notification of a time and place.

Posted online on August 12, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald

Our son, brother, father and friend Brent Leas sadly succumbed to his enemy – cancer on August 4, 2022 at the age of 59.

Brent began his life on June 23, 1963 in Redding. Moving to Mt. Shasta in October of 1973 and stayed on in the county, settling in the McCloud area where he resided when he passed.

Being a straight “A” student in school, he came to be known to his friends as “Brains” which he was not fond of, so down-played his academics from high school on, from then on being known as “Brently.” He excelled his whole life in the area of fabrication and engineering, if it was metal, he could build it or fix it.

Brent enjoyed the outdoors – backpacking, hunting and black-powder shooting. He had a love for gold panning, prospecting and metal detecting and spent many weekends pursuing those pesky hidden treasures.

Brent started a career of truck driving early on out of high school, driving his grandfather’s water truck on a construction job on the Highway 680 interchange job in Dublin, California. He also worked the summer Olympics at Palo Alto and ended the season with the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.

He hired on with Bill Pincin’s log truck company, moving on to eventually purchasing his own from Frank Paletta. He had owned a total of 4 trucks in his lifetime – hauling chips and logs under the name of Brent Leas Trucking. One of Brent’s saddest days was when he had to sell his most recent truck due to his illness and watch it drive away without him. He promptly turned his attention to rebuilding an aluminum boat and made fishing his new job.

Unknown to many, Brent was an enrollee on the Wintu tribal registry, and was very proud of his heritage. He took great delight in his beautiful daughter, Ashley. He had a big heart and would help anyone.

He sadly leaves behind his father and mother, Phil and Betty Leas; his loving daughter, Ashley Leas; his sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Dion Meadows; nephews – David and Cameron Meadows and their families, his aunt, Trudy Leas Wheeler, and lifelong close friends, Mike Mathews and Scott Horrell – along with many other friends and colleagues.

“Brother….you are free.”

A celebration of Brent’s life is planned to be held later (after hunting season), please watch for notification of a time and place.

Posted online on August 12, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald