Steven Franklin Middleton, age 71, was born October 21, 1952, in Cleverne, TX, to Rev. B. F. and Verda Mae Jones Middleton. He entered into rest on November 12, 2023, in Homer, LA. Steven previously served passionately as a deputy sheriff of Claiborne Parish and later served as the first Warden of Claiborne Parish Detention Center. He wanted to help others no matter what their need. Steven knew the Bible and was ready to share Scripture at the drop of a hat. He enjoyed attending auctions where he found many different treasures. Steven was a devoted son, always taking care of his mother. Spoiling his kids and grandkids was his favorite pass time.
He is preceded in death by his father, Rev. B.F. Middleton; brother, Michael “Micky” Middleton; and grandson, Austin Brown.
He is survived by his mother, Verda Mae Jones Middleton; son, Casey Middleton of Homer, LA; daughter, Kristen Brown and husband Justin of Homer, LA; mother of his children, Janet Benson; three brothers, Bill Middleton and wife Diane of Calhoun, LA, Dale Middleton and wife Kathy of Calhoun, LA, and Paul Middleton of Glenwood, AR; five grandchildren, Brantley Middleton, Jonesy Middleton, McKayla Middleton, Adisyn Brown and Rocky Ann Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Steven’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Salmon, Stephanie Lineberry RN, Dr. Dr. Dhawan, and his nurses Courtney and Ericha for the care and compassion given him.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Kemp, Jim Jones, Lance Middleton, J.P. Middleton, and Michael Middleton.
In lieu of flowers honoring Steven, his family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
A Memorial Service will be held at Abundent Life Holiness Church, 533 Hwy 167 North, Bernice, LA, on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., with Bro. Fetner, officationg. Vistation will be from 1-2, prior to the Memorial Service.