Charles Middleton, son of the late Charlie Middleton and Mallie Kindle Middleton, was born on Dec. 29, 1921 at Blytheville, Ark., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at the age of 89.
Mr. Middleton was retired from the United States Air Force and a resident of Dexter.
He was united in marriage to Edna Chloteel Creed on Dec. 23, 1955 at Hernando, Miss. Mrs. Middleton preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2006.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Middleton of Dexter; one daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Randy Laird of Dexter; two grandsons, Josh Laird and Jarrett Laird, both of Dexter; two sisters, Bonnie Turnage of Flint, Mich., and Ruby Nell Riddle of Mulberry, Fla.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Guy Middleton; two sisters, Louise Smith and Nora Middleton.
Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with Rev. Harold Gass officiating. Full military honors were provided.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements.