Philip Middleton

COAL CITY—Philip "Leo" Middleton, 68, of Coal City, passed away at The Pearl of Joliet on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.
Born March 4, 1955 in Joliet, 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 Oct. 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 who he deeply cherished. Leo had lots of friends who 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 sisters-in-law: Teri Middleton and Wendy Smith.
Per his wishes, cremation rites are being accorded. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway Street, in Coal City on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 from 5 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 7 p.m.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Leo's memory to the family for their distribution.
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Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory.