Rev. Dennis D. Middleton

CENTRALIA — Rev. Dennis D. Middleton, 73, of Centralia, IL passed away November 16, 2020, at SSM of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, lovingly cared for by his family.

He was born July 5, 1947, in Muncie, IN, the son of Arlo W. and Mildred (Stump) Middleton who preceded him in death.

A retired minister of the Gospel, his faith was very important to him. He studied for the ministry at ONC – Kankakee, and graduated from NBC in Colorado Springs, CO. He loved celebrating holidays with his family, enjoyed fishing and was an avid coin collector,

He married Jeanie Bryant on August 23, 1969, in Cincinnati, OH, and she survives, along with his children Aaron (Kelly) Middleton of Kell, IL, Adam (Kelsie) Middleton of Centralia, IL, Susan (Shawn) Diehl of Centralia, IL and Sandra Hull of Centralia, IL. Also his grandchildren, Jayla, Alyssa and Jenna Middleton, Josiah Holden, Kevin Holden, Sissy Teitsort, Shyann Wilkins, Johnnie (Levi) Thompson, Clayton Hull, Harley (Taylor) Middleton, Phoenix, Jayden and Jaxon Middleton, also surviving is one brother, Dwight (Carolyn) Middleton of Cincinnati, OH.

There will be a public visitation from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home in Salem. You are reminded due to the present health concerns to responsibly social distant, and wear a mask if you choose.

A private family burial will take place at the Paradise Cemetery in Salem.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 97, 310 N. Broadway, Salem, IL 62881 618-548-1234.

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