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Michael Edward Barks, 57
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Michael Edward Barks, 57, of McMinnville died Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital.

 He was born Oct. 9, 1958, in Plant City, Fla., was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in Nashville after 20 plus years of service, and was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Hogue; paternal grandparents, Matthew and Cora Belle Barks, and brother Keith Alan Barks.

Survivors include his parents, Merle Sampson and Betty Hogue Barks; sister, Teresa Lynn Sanford; nephews, Dale (Holly) Stauffacher and Brent Stauffacher; great-nephew, Dylan Sampson Stauffacher; and uncle, Glenn Hogue. Many cousins and family members also survive.

 Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Ricky Arnold will officiate. Interment will follow at Brick House Cemetery. The Barks family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome. com.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.