John Woody Middleton, Sr. 80 of Sylva passed away on Saturday August 8, 2020. He was the son of the late Ransom and Edna Ledford Middleton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings.
He is survived by his wife Jean; one daughter, Pamela Gribble (Craig); one son, John Woody Middleton, Jr.; two brothers, Melvin Middleton and Ralph Ray "Bud" Middleton of Cullowhee. Also surviving are three grandchildren; Jenna Lee Cooper, Pamela Michelle "Myka" Cooper, and Chase Gribble; three great grandchildren, Keaston Bumgarner, Harper Grace Williams and Kallie Jean Brooks. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was an avid fisherman, a Carolina Tarheel and an Atlanta Braves fan.
Private cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services.