Farming Rural 10

Richard Lee Middleton

September 22, 1935 ~ July 8, 2021 (age 85)


RICHARD LEE MIDDLETON, 85, of Sidney passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 7:03 PM at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was born on the family farm September 22, 1935 in Plattsville, Shelby County Ohio, the son of the late Chester and Rose (White) Middleton. On November 23, 1966, Richard married the former Connie Skinner, who survives.

He is survived by six children, Michael I. (Reiko) Middleton of New Braunfels, TX, Patrick D. (Edna) Middleton of Piqua, Lisa D. (James) Meckstroth of Piqua, David (Jill) Middleton of Piqua, Tammy (Greg) Patrick of Piqua and Richard L. (Shannon) Middleton II of Sarasota, FL; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren and sister, Sharan Jackson of Carmal, CA. Richard was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Charlie, sister, Karen and great-grandson, Greysyn Lawson. 

Mr. Middleton was mostly a Farmer all his life. He also worked for Val Decker Packing Company and Skinner Painting.  Richard and his father built the grocery and ice cream store in St. Paris. Growing up Richard was an avid member of 4-H and enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. He was a 1953 graduate of Fairlawn High School.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave Sidney from 3 PM until 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Donors Charity of Choice in Richard's memory. Condolences may be expressed to the Middleton family at our website,

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Celebration of Life Gathering
July 14, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
302 S. Main Avenue
Sidney, OH 45365

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