Rev. Middlebrooks, most recently of Lilburn, Georgia, aged 96, passed into the presence of his Savior July 6, 2017. Rev. Middlebrooks was born in Jack County, Texas, April 3, 1921, the first son of late Columbus and Leona Middlebrooks of Jacksboro, Texas. He graduated from Perrin High School, Perrin, Texas in 1939, Weatherford (Junior) College, Weatherford, Texas in 1941, Hardin-Simmons, Abilene Texas, in 1944 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1948. Rev. Middlebrooks was a faithful minister of the Word serving in various locations in Georgia as: assistant pastor at Kirkwood Baptist Church, Atlanta; pastor of First Baptist Church, Austell; and Director of Missions for Washington Baptist Association, serving churches in Baldwin, Hancock and Washington counties. In his retirement, he served as pastor of Union Baptist Church near Sandersville. Rev. Middlebrooks is survived by three children and their spouses: Janice and Mike Rogers, Waxhaw, North Carolina; Larry and Susie Middlebrooks, Lilburn, Georgia; Charles and Mary Ann Middlebrooks, Waco, Texas; grandchildren and their spouses: in Georgia: Scott and Kerry, and Kevin and Andrea Middlebrooks and in Texas: Joe and Starla, Phillip and Maggie Middlebrooks, and David Middlebrooks; and three great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons in Texas. Rev. Middlebrooks is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Stella Lou, and by a grandson and spouse, Brian and Debbie Rogers.
A memorial service will be held at Hart's Mortuary, 6324 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia, at a date and time yet to be announced.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations for Doyle Middlebrooks be made to one or more of the following: Baptist Village Retirement Communities, c/o Dr. J. Eric Mathison, 2650 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503; Union Baptist Church, c/o Ronnie Peavy, 490 Peavy Lane, Warthen, GA 31094; or Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family (www.gbchfm.org).
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Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.
Published on July 11, 2017