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Lawrence Esmond Middleton

June 2, 1929 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 93)


Kevil, KY Lawrence Esmond Middleton, age 93, of Kevil, KY passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Life Care Center of LaCenter, Kentucky.

Early in life he graduated from Barlow-Kevil High School in the Class of 1947. Then he was drafted in to the U.S. Marines where he participated in the exercises of the Atomic Commission at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada. Lawrence was baptized and joined Kevil First Baptist Church when he was 13 years old. He served as a deacon for over 40 years and was Sunday School Director for several years. In the mid 1950's Lawrence moved to Louisville, Kentucky and was employed at Ford Motor Company for several years.

Later he moved back to Kevil, and retired from Teamster Union No. 236. Lawrence also farmed in Ballard County for several years. His family was his pride and joy and was a loyal fan of all of their sporting events and activities.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Clara Mae Middleton; a son, Bob Allen Middleton and his wife Trina of Kevil, KY; a grandson, Jay Allen Middleton and his wife Ami; three great granddaughters, Collin Clare, Brady Jay, and Parker Bailey all of Kevil, KY; a cousin, Andolene Perkins Inman of Springfield, Mo.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie Mae Sullenger; step father, D.P. Sullenger; father, Odell Middleton; step mother, Bea Middleton and a special sister in law, Ruby Jo George and Husband Tom George.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Bertram officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Kevil First Baptist Church 986 N 1st Street Kevil, Kentucky 42053 or Gideon's International, P.O. Box 10 Kevil, Kentucky 42053.

The family wants to thank Life Care Center of LaCenter for their excellent service to Lawrence and family during his last seven months of life.

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Graveside Service
August 6, 2022

11:00 AM
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

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