Daniel L. Middleton Jr.
Daniel Lauchlin Middleton Jr., 77, of Southern Pines, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Kingswood Nursing Center in Aberdeen.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillside Cemetery in Laurinburg.
He is survived by a daughter, Ayn Muse Middleton, of Laurinburg; two brothers, James Duncan Middleton, of Charlotte, and Samuel Dougal Middleton, of Maxton; three sisters, Patsy Ann Middleton, of Charlotte, Laura Middleton Newton, of Greenville, S.C., and Catherine “Kitty” Middleton Currie, of Laurinburg; several nieces and nephews; a longtime friend and sponsor, William Crews, of Southern Pines; and he was a friend of Bill W. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Benjamin Middleton, and a sister, Peggy Middleton Craig.
Born Oct. 26, 1932, in Richmond County, he was a son of the late Daniel L. Middleton Sr. and Laura Winston Baker Middleton. After graduation from Laurinburg High School, he entered the U.S .Air Force, achieving a perfect score on the entrance exam for flight school. He then served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force. He also attended Duke Divinity School. Dan was an avid reader and had a wide range of interests.
Memorials may be made to The Haven – Friends For Life, 400 Fulford McMillan Road, Raeford, NC 28376.
McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.
A memorial register is located at www.mcdougald.com.