September 7, 1946 - December 30, 2014
Saturday, January 3, 2015 11:00 AM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, January 2, 2015 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Marion Paul Middleton, 68 of Cable, passed away, Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in his home with his family by his side.
He was born September 7, 1946 in Urbana, Ohio. As a youth, he participated in 4-H, Boy Scouts and Forestry Camp. Marion was a 1964 graduate of Triad High School. After high school, he served his county in the United States Marine Corp during Vietnam; where he was wounded three times. Marion spent numerous years helping his parents on the family Christmas tree farm in Cable. He was known for his sense of humor. Marion first taught Art at Mechanicsburg High School. He then was employed by the State of Ohio for 22 years as a Carpenter Supervisor at the Ohio Expo Center where he retired.
Marion enjoyed woodworking and spending time outdoors and he took great pride in his garden. He was a member of the Cable United Methodist Church; where he carried on his father’s legacy of frying eggs at the church tent during the Champaign County Fair. He was also a member of the Mechanicsburg Eagles #3974 and the Mechanicsburg American Legion Post 238. Marion is survived by his wife, Toby Louise (Evans) Middleton, whom he married, March 27, 1970; his daughters; Melissa S. Sizemore, Heather S. Toops, Olivia J. (Bob) Newland, Amanda Downey; grandchildren: Jennifer E. & Gregory M. Sizemore, Sidney L., A. J., Shelby S. & Sophia M. Toops, Briar R.T. Newland, John L. & Abbigail G. Downey, Jaycie Gerrard and Cameron & Callie M. Jones, his brother and sister, Jack (Janet) Middleton and Jane (David) Runyan; mother-in-law, Mary Evans and brother-in-law, Homer (Joyce) Evans, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John E. and Lucille E. (Gregg) Middleton, sister, Zita Marie Middleton, father-in-law, Leonard Evans and son-in-law, Sean M. Sizemore.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2014 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, N. Lewisburg.
Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2014 in the funeral home with Rev. Mimi Ault officiating. Burial will follow in Jenkins Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.