The Obit For Brandon Kling

Brandon Miles Kling

Published in The Advocate from 1/20/2009 - 1/21/2009

Brandon Miles Kling, a kind and loving son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, as the result of a car accident.

His tender heart and warm smile will be missed by all who were blessed to be a part of his life. He was 28 and a native and resident of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Sacred Heart School, Catholic High School and the University of New Orleans.

His passion was baseball and he achieved many awards and accolades because of his talent. After college, Brandon played professional baseball for the Pensacola Pelicans, San Angelo Colts and Harlinger Whitewings.

He loved with his whole heart his family and friends and was always there for anyone who needed him.

He is survived by his devoted parents, Kelly and Mary Beth Kling; loving sisters, Kecia Campbell, and husband Robb, and Kelly Kling; the love of his life, Kristin Martin; proud grandmother, Marie Hebert; nieces, Caroline and Madelyn Campbell; godfather, Russell Hebert; godmother, Wendy Hitchcock; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. He was the proud godfather to Madelyn Campbell and Lily Kling. Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sterling and Mora Kling; and maternal grandfather, Joseph C. Hebert.

Visitation was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitation at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until funeral Mass at 1 p.m.

Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Adam Richardson, Joseph Richardson, Brian Kling, Tyler Kling, Kevin Gibson, Russell Hebert, Andy Chapman and Ryan Meador.

Honorary pallbearers are Parker Hebert, Burt Rentz and Dustin Singletary.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Brandon's name to Sacred Heart Development Program or Catholic High School.