Leroy Middleton, 83, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Hornersville, he lived in Jonesboro the past 21 years, formerly of Medford, Oregon. He was retired form the Civil Service. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army and served in the 98 Infantry Division in the Korean War and in the 9th Infantry in World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and was a member of the Men's Association of the Methodist Church. He was past-president of the Lions Club, Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service and received the "Golden Lion Award" in 1992. He was also the past-president of the National association of Federal Retired Employees and worked diligently in the democratic elections and clubs. He was a supporter of the Arkansas state Indians and the University of Arkansas.
Survivors include two brothers, Paul Middleton of Jonesboro and Thomas Middleton of Leachville; a niece, Jackie Weeks of Jonesboro and many other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James G. and Mary Pierce Middleton.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at First United Methodist Church sanctuary with Rev. Rex Dickey and Rev. Dick Haltom officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.