Michael Lynn “Bread” Criner

November 02, 2022

Michael Lynn “Bread” Criner was born December 18, 1952, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, to Mollie Doris Criner. He passed October 15, 2022.

He attended Stuttgart Public Schools, where he was a member of the Senior High basketball squad. He loved playing tennis. Michael was an avid football and basketball fan. Also, he enjoyed growing and tending to his many plants.

Upon graduation, he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and obtained his certificate in Computer Technology from Capital City Business College.

In 1972, he was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany from 1972 – 1974 as Military Police. He later was stationed in Alaska. Michael was deployed to Kuwait in the first Gulf War and received numerous awards and medals, including the Army Commendation Medal.

In 1978, Michael married Axie Broadway. After he was honorably discharged in 1990, he was later employed at Employment Security Division in Little Rock for numerous years.

He was preceded in death by mother Mollie Doris Criner, sister Marion Barber, brothers Theodore Criner and Dwan Anthony Criner, and two special nieces Cynthia Mills and Roshaundra Criner.

Michael leaves to cherish his memories three sisters Joyce (Fred) Washington of Little Rock, AR, Renea Criner of Stuttgart, AR, and Kimberly Humphrey of Conway, AR; five brothers Calvin (Bronwyn) Criner and Leonardo (Bridgette) Criner, both of Little Rock, AR, Douglass Criner of Orlando, FL, Charles (Willa) White of Pine Bluff, AR, and James White of Austin, TX; stepson Darrel Broadway of Murfreesboro, AR; a special friend Axie Broadway of Little Rock, AR; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial Service held October 30, 2022, 2pm at Holman Community Center, Stuttgart. Interment held October 31, 2022, 11am at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock.

Professional services entrusted to Relerford Funeral Home, Stuttgart.