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James "Al" Alfred Middlebrook

Sunday, October 9th, 1927 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Obituary

James "Al" Alfred Middlebrook, 92, of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 26, 2020, after spending his last days and moments doing exactly what he loved, spending time with his family.

On Sunday, October 9, 1927, Augustus and Thelma Mae Middlebrook welcomed their son, James Alfred Middlebrook (Al) into the world. Al was born and raised in Lenawee County Michigan in the town of Clinton. He served his country in the United States Army at the end of World War II. In 1973 Al’s job with Gould Industries moved him and his five children to Cookeville, Tennessee. He enjoyed roller skating, movies, and the arts. However, his favorite thing in the world was simply the company of his children and grandchildren. Al’s family was always at the center of everything that he did. Hours and hours of video serve as a reminder that he always wanted to capture these special moments with them. Al was above all passionate and proud of all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Al was the loving father of, and is survived by, his children: Larry Middlebrook, Robin (Michael) Bostic, Steve (Cindy) Middlebrook, Missy Smith, and Ron Middlebrook.
And also his grandchildren whom he adored: Tonya (Terry) Jared, Whitney (Nicholas) Cooper, Leisa Loftis, Lynda (Jeff) Webb, Cassandra Blaskis, Mollie Norman, Virginia (Caleb) Hagan, Jeremy Bostic, Nicole Bostic, Victoria Bostic, Michael Bostic Jr., Chelsea Bostic, Ashley Middlebrook, Steven Middlebrook, Jake Middlebrook, Stephanie Fields Sims, Will (Shea) Smith, Timothy Middlebrook, April Middlebrook, and Jamie Williams Craighead, who he counted as his own.

He will also be fondly remembered by his thirty great-grandchildren, other family, and friends.

Al was preceded in death by his parents Augustus and Thelma Middlebrook, sisters Louretta Schell, Sarah Socks, his brothers John Middlebrook, Leslie Middlebrook, and his two stepbrothers Raymond and Walter Noffsinger and stepsister Esther Timmerman.

Funeral Service for James "Al" Middlebrook will be held Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 3:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Pierce officiating. Interment will follow in the Algood City Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again, Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 1:00 pm until time of service at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    Address
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Dr. Ronnie Pierce
  • Interment

    Location
    Algood City Cemetery
    Algood, TN 38506

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Chuck , Raney and John Adams

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Brenda Oliver Wilson

Posted at 12:16pm
Larry, Robin, Steve, Missy and Ron, I am thinking of all of you during this sad time. Al sure was a character and a spitfire when it concerned his family or something he cared about. He sure did live a full life doing exactly what he wanted to do. I'm sure you all will look back on the memories you shared with him. I also have pleasant memories of Al, and I'm praying for peace for each of you. Love to all, Brenda Oliver Wilson
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With loving memories of UNCLE "James "Al" Middlebrook", Lyn Socks, Beverly Socks Carson, Ava Socks Moon, Karen Socks Lagerman, Gregory Socks
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