Michael Eugene Brooks, 58, of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord and Savior Sunday, February 26, 2012. He was born August 12, 1953 in Natchez, Miss. to Audrey Bearden Brooks and the late Lester Leo Brooks. He graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1973 and was a bull rider. He worked in the maintenance department at International Paper/Evergreen Packaging.

Michael Eugene Brooks, 58, of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord and Savior Sunday, February 26, 2012. He was born August 12, 1953 in Natchez, Miss. to Audrey Bearden Brooks and the late Lester Leo Brooks. He graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1973 and was a bull rider. He worked in the maintenance department at International Paper/Evergreen Packaging.

He is survived by his wife, Tonya Turley Brooks; sons, Michael L. Brooks and Jeremy L. Brooks; step-sons, Scott and Wyatt Tourtillotte; seven grandchildren; his mother, Audrey Bearden Brooks; brother, Robert Kavanaugh; sisters, Elizabeth Ware, Judy Buchanan.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Greenlee Baptist Church with Rev. James Watson officiating. Burial in Fitzhugh Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice Angels, 3901 Camden Rd., Suite 12, Pine Bluff, Ark.. 71603.

The family will be at their home.

Funeral arrangements are by Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall. www.cranfordfh.com