The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


December 5, 2013

Alan Middleton

Memorial services for Alan Wayne Middleton, 58, of Palestine, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel.

Alan died on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 15, 1954, in Tyler, to Billy and Betty Middleton.

Alan attended Rusk Independent School District and after high school he attended LVN school at Nan Travis Hospital. He retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after 32 years of service.

Alan was preceded in death by his father, Billy Middleton; brother, Mark Middleton; grandmothers, Vera Middleton and Violet Lenamond; and grandfathers, Frank Middleton and Fred Williamson.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Middleton of Palestine; mother, Betty Middleton of Rusk; brothers, Clay Middleton and wife Julie of Rusk, Glen Middleton of Rusk; brothers-in-law, Dennis Rice and wife Evelyn of Lufkin, Gary Rice and wife Lynda of Tyler; and nieces and nephews, Heather Modisette, Luther Rice, Sarah Dennison, Joshua Rice, Jeremy Middleton, Autumn Middleton, Katie Bryant and Kala Middleton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or

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