Earl Wayne Middleton, 76, died Wednesday
morning, July 30, 2008, at Southcrest Hospital in Tulsa. He was born in
Holdenville, Oklahoma, February 25, 1932, to Oliver and Nellie Middleton. He
married the love of his life, Yvonne Bishop, on August 27, 1954, in Holdenville.
After graduating from Oklahoma A & M in Stillwater in 1954,
he worked for Haskin and Sells accounting firm in Tulsa for several years before
moving to Okmulgee in 1961 to work for William H. Pine Oil Company. He opened
his own public accounting practice in Okmulgee in 1974 and later formed a
partnership, Middleton & Dossey, CPAs, with his daughter in 1988. Wayne was
honored on June 11, 2008, by the Oklahoma Society of CPAs for 50 years of
continued support and membership.
Wayne was active in the community, serving on several board
of directors, including the Okmulgee County Family YMCA and Okmulgee Memorial
Hospital, Inc. He was an avid supporter of the Okmulgee Town & Country Club, and
greatly enjoyed the rounds of golf played there with many friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by Yvonne, his wife of 53 years,
a son, Keith Middleton, his parents, a brother, Gary Middleton, and a nephew,
Jay Middleton. He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Dossey and her husband
Dennis, three grandsons, Stephen, Aaron and Brian Dossey, all of Okmulgee, two
nieces, Tracey Cobb and Ginger Day, both of Tulsa, an aunt, Paulene Adams of
Sand Springs, and a host of cousins and friends.
Viewing will be Sunday from 2-8 P.M. at the McClendon-Winters
Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 4, 2008, at
11:00 A.M. at Southside Baptist Church in Okmulgee with Pastor Larry Schoonover
officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee cemetery. Casketbearers will
be Paul Abbott, Kenneth Butler, Charles Davis, Carlisle Mabrey III, Bill Milroy,
and Kent Pharaoh. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to
the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction
of McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee and online condolences may be made