Clark “Sparky” Middleton, 56, of Baxter, KY passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2023 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born on February 14, 1966 in Harlan, KY to the late Sylvan Middleton and Marie Lewis Middleton. Sparky was a family man and loved serving his community as a Magistrate for District 1 in Harlan County. Some of his greatest treasures were fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling, and watching his grandson play sports. Sparky was a former Coal Mine Foreman, a member of the Howard Lodge #819 Baxter, KY, a member of Oleika Shrine Temple Lexington, KY, a member of the Harlan County Shrine Club, and believed in the Christian Faith. He will be dearly missed and loved by so many.
Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, David Middleton, nephew, D.J. Middleton, and his grandparents, John Henry & Lucy Lewis, and Ottis & Bertha Middleton.
Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 36 years, Teresa Middleton. Three children, Kaela Joseph (Johnny) of Rosspoint, KY, Jason Middleton of Loyall, KY, and Kaley Hall (Riley Murphy) of Baxter, KY; five grandchildren, Braden Joseph, Eli Joseph, Bubby J Middleton, Ella Middleton, and one on the way. One brother, Randy Middleton (Dawn) of Baxter, KY, one sister, Lela Hoskins (Gabe) of Pathfork, KY, and a special friend, Troy Saylor. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Friday January 27, 2023 at 7:30PM in the Chapel of the Henson & Rich Funeral Home with the Rev. Troy Saylor officiating. Masonic Graveside services will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023 at 11AM in the Middleton Cemetery with family & friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will also be on Friday from beginning at 5PM until the Funeral Hour.
On behalf of the staff of the Henson & Rich Funeral Home we would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family during your time of bereavement.
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