Tony Middleton

Born on August 15, 1934 in Jonesville, Virginia
Departed in Palm Bay, Florida on June 23, 2020

Tony Middleton, age 85, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Tony is survived by his wife of 43 years, Grace, his sons, Mark (Cara), David, and daughter, Janette (Steve) Ernest, grandchildren Dyan (Carlos) Rodriguez, Krista Middleton, Sean (Ariel) Ernest, great-grandchildren Charlotte, Gavin, and Annalise Rodriguez, brother-in-law Ernest Cornelison, and nephews John Stuckey, Charles Stuckey, and Kevin Cornelison, and step daughter Kathy (Chris) Partington. Tony is predeceased by his parents Anthony and Lou Middleton, sisters Jewell Heath, and Ella Cornelison, and nephew Richard Stuckey.

Tony was born August 15, 1934 to Anthony and Lou Middleton. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and served his country in Korea. After returning he served 4 years in the Air Force Reserves. Tony, with his wife, Emogene Prise, moved to Florida in 1957. Tony and Emogene have three beautiful children together.

Tony had a long career at KSC in various procurement and management roles concluding his career with Lockheed. He had a passion for golf and enjoyed years of playing with his son, and friends. He also loved Alabama ‘Roll Tide’ football and was always ready to see them play every year. Tony was involved with the men’s prayer group at church and loved praying for everyone. His infectious laugh and humor made it easy to love him. He will be truly missed and forever remembered by his family.

A private service for family will be held Friday morning, June 26, 2020, at Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne, FL. Interment will be at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, FL.

The family request that in lieu of flowers a donation, in memory of Tony Middleton, be made to: Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, 3955 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808.

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John and Sue Carden from Melbourne, Fl. wrote on June 26, 2020:
Our sincere condolences to Grace and the family of Tony. We have so many happy memories of our golf outings and other get togethers, and all the laughs when Tony was around. He was such a fine and generous person, and we missed seeing him as much as we all settled and aged. It is good to know he was a Christian and at peace now with the Lord.
Lisa Simpson from Deland, FL wrote on June 26, 2020:
I was so sorry to hear about your father. Sending love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
Olga T Alonso from Cooper City wrote on June 25, 2020:
Our most sincere condolences to u & your family. Sincerely Olguita & Judy
Sharon Hazell from Palm Bay wrote on June 25, 2020:
I will always remember the great times we had together. You were a great Father and friend. You Loved me despite my since of humor. Lol you got everything I would say no matter what it was. Which we all know my mouth is non stop!!! Tony, Dad Friend I will truly miss you with all my heart and soul. You have an amazing Family that I can truly call my own. Love you to the moon and back. Take Care of B for me!!! 🧡💙❤
Janette and Steve Ernest from Melbourne wrote on June 24, 2020:
Daddy, you are forever in my heart. I will miss you every single day until we meet again in Heaven.

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