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Philip "Leo" Middleton

March 4, 1955 — September 9, 2023

Philip "Leo" Middleton

Age 68 of Coal City, Illinois, died at The Pearl of Joliet on Saturday September 9, 2023.

Born March 4, 1955 in Joliet, Illinois, Leo was a son of Philip C. Middleton and Elaine Zambon.  He was raised in and was a life long resident of Coal City.  He graduated from Coal City High School in 1973.  On October 21, 1978, Leo married Pamie Smith at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City and together they made a home and raised a family.  

Leo was very civic minded and served as Mayor of Coal City, Village Administrator and Village Trustee.  He also worked for Lyondellbasell for several years and drove as an over the road trucker for Werner Enterprises before retiring.  

In his free time Leo loved hunting and shooting, coin collecting, playing Euchre, watching sports on TV especially the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks and watching old western shows.  He particularly loved spending time with his grandchildren whom he deeply cherished.  Leo had lots of friends whom he enjoyed spending time with.  

Survivors include his wife, Pam; one daughter: Tina Middleton of Coal City; three grandchildren: Aidan Middleton and Reganne Patrick of Coal City and Eathen Patrick of Gardner; one brother: Paul Middleton of Coal City; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; a sister: Cynthia Middleton in infancy; and two sister-in-laws: Teri Middleton and Wendy Smith.  

Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway Street, in Coal City on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Leo's memory to the family for their distribution.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com for service updates, to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Leo's memorial page online through social media.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory.  (815-634-2125)

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Memorial Visitation

Friday, September 29, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Memorial Service

Friday, September 29, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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