Renowned DC area drummer Bennett Kent Stacks of Falls Church, VA, passed away on September 20, 2023 after a bout with metastatic cancer. \n\nKent was born July 4, 1962 in Washington, DC to his parents Bennett and Mary Stacks. Kent grew up in Falls Church, VA and graduated from Justice High School (formerly JEB Stuart). Kent started playing drums at a young age and began formal lessons around age 10. He continued this passion for playing drums throughout his life.\n\nKent has been a fixture in the Washington music scene for well over four decades. Starting with his tenure as an original member of SCREAM- who released the first full length LP on Dischord Records in 1982- Kent continued to play in prominent punk and harDCore bands including The Suspects, Spitfires United, Alleged Bricks and more throughout his life. He also branched out to other genres, playing with The Daryl Davis Band and The Old Dominion Trio.\n\nKent was an accomplished fisherman, skilled carpenter, and avid train enthusiast but will be remembered most for his lightspeed precision and original fills on the drums. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Andrea, daughter Jennifer, brothers Kurt, William, Henry, nieces, nephews, and a host of band mates, friends and fans.\n\nNote: Kent was described by his SCREAM successor, Dave Grohl, as:\n"Buddy Rich in a leather jacket and Doc Martens!"\n\nCelebration of life will be held at The Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church, VA on October 14, 2023 at 10am in the main sanctuary. You may begin arriving at 9am to pay your respects before the service. \n115 E Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA 22046. Parking lot faces Broad Street/Route 7. Street parking is available. Closest metro station is East Falls Church. Family will receive guests after the service. \n\nIn lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to the American Cancer Society, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, your local railway association, or MusiCares.