Michael Brackeen

Michael D. Brackeen Sr., 63, passed away at Anderson's Regional Medical Hospital on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Michael was born in Newton to W.M. and Bernice Brackeen. Michael married Suzijo Brackeen of Simpson County on July 4, 1972.

He is survived by his wife, Suzijo Brackeen; a son, Mike Brackeen Jr. (Kim); a daughter, Amanda Leach (Mack); seven grandchildren, Katie Buckley (Bo), Arin Brackeen, Landin Brackeen, Alex Williamson (J.C), Reagan Hamrick (Jared), Corrina Brashear and Manda Rie Leach; five great-grandchildren, Ethan Cox, Sadie Buckley, Joseph Buckley, Jensen Creel and Sophie Brackeen; a sister, Janice Floyd; a brother, Keith Brackeen; a sister-in-law, Wanda Brackeen; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Brackeen, Pete Floyd, Emmett Russell, Jeff Smith, Johnny Glenn and Jason Grissom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.M. and Bernice Brackeen; and a brother, Wayne Brackeen.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Newton County Funeral Home-North. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Newton County Funeral Home-North with Bros. Jamie Leach and Matthew Hitt officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Hickory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Leukemia Research Foundation.