Michael Joe Brown

November 29, 1957 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Michael Brown Obituary

Michael Joe Brown was born on November 29, 1957 in Oklahoma City, OK to Harvey Joe Burnett and Wilma Jean (Williams) Tarrant. Michael joined his Heavenly Savior Jesus Christ with his ever present wife and son by his side on March 4, 2024 in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 66. He graduated from Moore High School and received his diesel mechanic certificate from OSU Technical School in Okmulgee, OK. Michael worked for Cummins in OKC, OK and for the last 8 years, he was working as lead mechanic for Hobby Lobby. Michael always said the smartest thing he ever did was to marry LeighAnn, which he did on April 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was the proudest of his son, Justin. He looked forward to meeting his son and grandson Anthony for their men’s breakfast at a favorite restaurant. Michael enjoyed growing hot peppers, making spicy salsa to share, listening to music, and riding motorcycles with his friends. Michael spent countless hours simply hanging out on their patio with his wife and their beloved boxer dogs, grilling and eating good food, enjoying a great glass of wine or a good beer, and watching an OU football or softball game. He frequently cooked breakfast for his wife on the weekends. He loved traveling on bike trips with his close friends. He loved bowling, enjoyed his bowling league, and had a perfect score of 300 on February 13, 1990 that he mentioned. He loved to read his favorite authors such as, J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Goodkind, and Terry Brooks. He was such a good friend to so many people, always wanted to treat people right, and was always loyal and humble. He was a thoughtful husband, a fierce protector, proud father and grandfather, and a quick-witted gentle soul. Michael was very strong, both mentally and physically, for what he had to endure, his strength, courage, and faith sustained him. He attended Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City, OK. Michael will be missed by all those who loved him.

Survivors Include: his wife, LeighAnn Brown of OKC, OK, his son, Justin Joe Brown of OKC, OK, his grandsons, Anthony Justin and Joshua Daniel Brown of OKC, OK, his mother, Wilma Jean Williams Tarrant of OKC, OK, his sisters, Teresa Keller of Binger, OK, and Gladys Janice Moore of OKC, OK, his brothers in law, Tom Morrill and wife Brenda of Kansas City, MO, and John Morrill of Pinellas Park, FL, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Lee Brown, his biological father, Joe Burnett, and his cousin, Jean Lewis.

Services: Caddo Cultural Complex, Friday, 11:00 AM, March 8, 2024, Binger, OK

Officiating: Mr. Bobby Gonzalez

Burial: Palmer Williams Family Cemetery, Binger, OK


In lieu of flowers contributions in honor of Michael may be made to Voice of Hope Initiative at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73134 or the Urban Mission, 3737 N Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73112

Celebration of Life Services: Crossings Community Church, Friday, 2:00 PM, March 15, 2024, 14600 N Portland Ave, OKC, OK 73134

Officiating: Rev. Michael Milligan and Rev. Deidre Franklin

Services  under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).

Services  under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).

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Funeral Service
March 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Caddo Nation Tribal Complex- Cultural Building
117 Memorial Ln.
Binger, OK 73009

Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

2:00 PM
Crossings Community Church
14600 N Portland Ave
OKC, OK 73134


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