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.