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Posted on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Sept. 18, 1938 - Dec. 6, 2012

LIGONIER — Billy Middleton, 74, of Ligonier, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at IU Goshen Health Hospital.

He was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Booneville.

He was married to Eleanor Keifer. She preceded him in death July 8, 2008.

He was a forklift driver for the RV industry in Elkhart County.

Surviving is a son, William R. (Willima) Middleton of Indianapolis; a daughter, Donna (John) Karres of Indianapolis; a stepdaughter, Tonya Keifer of Sarasota, Fla.; and a brother, Bobby (Patty) Middleton of Gary; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; daughter Melody Middleton; son Scott Middleton; and four siblings.

Cremation will take place.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, is handling the arrangements.