Chester Eugene “Gene” Middleton, Jr., 76, Wabash, died at 3:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash.
He was born January 8, 1940 in Wabash, to Chester Eugene Sr. and E. Eldora (Bone) Middleton.
He was a 1957 graduate of Noble High School. He married Sandra Switzer at the Wabash Church of the Brethren, on Nov. 29, 1959. He was a parts manager at Hendrickson Motors in Logansport, retiring after 25 years. He was a member and deacon at the Treaty Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing and his family.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Middleton, Wabash; three children: Shari K. Douglass and Brian (Melissa) Middleton, both of Wabash; and Douglas (Lora) Middleton, Argos; six grandchildren: Philip (Tonya) Douglass, Warsaw; Nicholas Douglass, Wabash; Taylor Middleton and Katie Middleton, both of Noblesville; Amanda Middleton and Katherine Middleton, both of Argos; step-grandchild, Jason (Ashley) Butterbaugh, Wabash; great grandchild, Aaliyah Douglass and two step-great grandchildren, Jude Butterbaugh and Everett Butterbaugh, all of Wabash; and his sister, Carma (Ronnie) Gagnon, Akron.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Cassie Middleton, and triplet great-grandsons.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 15 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with minister, Ryan Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Gene Middleton Family.