Mike Brown, 60, of Strong, passed away February 13, 2014 at the St. Vincent’s Infirmary Center, in Little Rock.

He was a high school coach and teacher and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Brown was an avid reader, loved fishing and history, was an excellent cook and loved a good political argument. He was a very quiet person who dearly loved his family and friends.

He was born October 5, 1953 in Warren and was the son of Ruby Barrett Brown and the late Larkin Brown.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby Barrett Brown of Monticello; a brother, Bruce Brown and wife Lisa of Monticello; a sister, Cherie Brown of Monticello; a nephew Barrett Brown and fiancee Meri Whitney Zieman; a niece, Rachel Kellum and husband John David of Monticello; and a special friend, Mary Claire Smith.

Funeral services will be held February 17 at 11 a.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at Olakland Cemetery in Warren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Youth Fund or First Baptist Church Building Fund at 413 N. Main, Monticello, AR. 71655.