Michael L. Brown, 57, of Mount Ida, AR, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Little Rock, AR. He was born July 24, 1958 in Exeter, California to Leroy H. and Mary K. (Emery) Brown.
Mike had a wonderful, long career beginning over 37 years ago with Allied
Telephone which later became Alltel and eventually Windstream. He shared his in-depth knowledge of technology with so many. Mike served as a city coun- cilman for over 10 years.
Most of Mike’s time was spent with his wife, daugh- ters, family and friends. Throughout his life, he enjoyed watching Nascar, dirt track racing, riding motorcycles and dirt bikes and shing on our beautiful lake. In re- cent years, he was blessed with many fun times with his grandsons. Mike’s favorite vacation away from home was going to the beaches in Alabama.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, grandpar- ents, father-in-law Lloyd Scott and brother-in-law Joe Baldwin.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barba- ra; daughters Leeann (Adam) O’Neal, Amy Brown (Robby Redleaf); grandsons Trystin O’Neal, Gray- son Redleaf and expected Baby O’Neal; sisters Shari (Danny) Brand, Vicki (Duane) Cotnam of Hot Springs; mother-in-law Dortha Scott; sisters-in-law Debbie Baldwin (Roger Davis), Deyon (George) Kostelnik all of Mount Ida and Brenda Mayberry (Jason Tisdale) of Hot Springs.
Mike is also survived by his Uncle Walter Brown of Washington, Aunts Thelma Young of Mount Ida and Josephine Frambes of New Jersey and many wonder- ful nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Mike was a fun-loving man and was deeply loved. He will be greatly missed by many. No amount of time would have been long enough but his work here was done.
For those who can give, the family would appreciate that blood donations in Mike’s name be made so that others could receive a life-saving gift. Donations can also be made to Vasculitis Foundation P.O. Box 28660 Kansas City, MO 64188
A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 24th 1-4 p.m. at the Mountain Harbour Conference Room.
Cremation arrangements were made under the di- rection of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, AR.
Guest register at www.thorntonfh.com