Lee Middleton, a life-long resident of Hill County, passed away on Aug. 26, 2021, after contracting COVID-19 at the age of 62. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the family will only be holding a graveside service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September, 4, 2021, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro. There will be a viewing on Friday, September 3, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Marshall and Marshall in Hillsboro.
Morton Lee Middleton was born on January 10, 1959, to his parents Frank and Zelda Middleton. He was a graduate of Hillsboro High class of 1977. He worked for Harbison-Fischer in Crowley, TX, for over 20 years and more recently, Clayton Homes in Hillsboro. He was a fun-loving person who had a sense of humor that could have anyone in the room rolling. Riding his motorcycle brought him so much joy and he always felt so free when he was able to get out on the open road and enjoy the scenery especially when his wife Debbie was able to go with him. Lee was a very caring man that would do anything for a friend including giving you the shirt off his back. He really enjoyed the times that he was able to spend with his first grandchild Luke. That brought him more happiness than anyone could ever know. Lee also enjoyed being able to spend time and hang out with some of his closest friends whenever he could. His passion for life showed in how he lived every day to the fullest.
Lee is survived by his wife, Debbie Kunkel of Whitney; his children, Magen Sims of Whitehouse and Garrett Middleton of Jacksonville; his grandson, Luke Sims of Whitehouse; and his brother, Frank Edward Middleton of Rockdale.
He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Zelda Middleton; and his brother, David Glen Middleton.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Diabetes Association in his memory.
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