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Earl "Gene" Middleton

June 22, 1942 March 29, 2018
Earl "Gene" Middleton
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Obituary for Earl "Gene" Middleton

Mr. Earl “Gene” Middleton, age 75, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 29, 2018, at his residence.

He was born June 22, 1942, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late Robert Lee “Bob” and Nancy “Ann” Stevens Middleton.

Gene was of the Baptist faith and worked as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement. He enjoyed watching U.K. Basketball, gardening, swinging on his porch and spending time with his family and friends

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold Middleton and Lloyd Middleton and five sisters, Ella Adkins, Ola Reynolds, Nola Clark, Sellar Offill, and Minnie Barker.

Gene is survived by his wife of 53 years, Esther Roe Middleton; one son, Del Middleton of Olive Hill, Kentucky; three daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Chris Glover of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Lori and Terry Henry of Wellington, Kentucky, and Judy and Jimmy Barker of Sandy Hook, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Cassondra and John Lawson and Corey and Madison Glover, all of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Tessa Henry and Emma Henry, both of Wellington, Kentucky; one great granddaughter, Izzy Carter; one brother and sister-in-law, Cled and Helen Middleton of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one sister and brother-in-law, Monnie and Wayne Mabry of Olive Hill, Kentucky; and his best friend of 43 years, Ronnie Barker of Olive Hill, Kentucky. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Carmel Middleton and Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Binion Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2018, and after 9 a.m. on Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West Highway US 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.

Corey Glover, Ronnie Barker, Keith Middleton, Keith Mabry, L.D. Middleton, Jerry Barker, Dallas Middleton, and Phillip “Hank” Roe will serve as pallbearers. Ray Middleton, Jake Middleton, Danny Middleton, Vernon Adkins, Danny Barker, Dee Offill, Carlos Middleton, Dorsey Middleton, Brenda Reynolds and Ashley Adkins will serve as honorary pallbearers.


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