Roofing Industry Mourns Loss of KPost's Brent McFarlin
The roofing industry is mourning the loss of KPost executive Brent McFarlin, who died in a car crash last month.
McFarlin, 49, was killed in a single-car crash in the Arlington area on Oct. 29. A funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N Davis Dr., in Arlington, Texas.
His wife, Melanie, was in the vehicle and suffered severe injuries that required hospitalization and surgery. A GoFundMe.com page was started on the family’s behalf to help with the anticipated high cost of her medical care during what could be a lengthy physical recovery.
KPost officials said she was recently released from the hospital and went to a rehabilitation facility until she was well enough to return home. An update on the GoFundMe.com page on Monday indicated Mel was released from the physical therapy center over the weekend and requires outpatient physical therapy session three times a week.
Nearly 100 donors contributed more than $32,000 on the GoFundMe.com page at the time of this post. Organizers set a $100,000 fund-raising goal.
McFarlin was KPost’s vice president of field operations and production, and spent six years as the company’s director of project management and estimating. His team of estimators, project managers and CAD operators successfully completed more than 700 projects worth an estimated $250 million combined since 2004, according to the company’s website.
McFarlin graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1988 with a marketing degree. He had more than twenty years of experience in commercial roofing before joining KPost, and in 2011 graduated from the National Roofing Contractors Association’s Future Executives Institute.
He is also survived by two children. Memorial donations may be made in Brent’s name to: