Michael Lynn Thrift, 54 of Lonoke, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from heart failure caused by an extended illness. He was an owner operator of M&M Excavating. Michael was an accomplished musician; playing guitar and singing lead & background vocals in many area bands throughout Missouri and Arkansas.
He is preceded in death by his father, Milford Thrift and younger brother, Jerry Wade Thrift; father-in-law, Frank William Granger and nephew Thad William Casler.
Michael is survived by his wife, Michelle M. Granger; mother, Patsy Lorene Thrift; sisters, Tammy Thrift Coble and Debra Thrift Rigel; brother Terry Ray Thrift; 15 nieces and nephews; 25 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, in Jacksonville from 1-2pm with funeral services following at 2pm.