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Joseph Stevenson Middour


1940 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Joseph Stevenson Middour Obituary
Joseph Stevenson Middour, 73, of 10168 Tomstown Road, Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in his home.
Born June 17, 1940, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Lena S. (Stevenson) Middour.
Mr. Middour was a graduate of Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1958. He also attended Penn State University.
Mr. Middour was a lifelong dairy farmer who also served as Quincy Township Supervisor from 2000 to 2006.
As a leader in the farming community, he was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award from Franklin County Farm Bureau and in 2006 along with his son, received the Franklin County Conservation Farmer of the Year.
Mr. Middour attended services at Ringgold Church of Christ, Ringgold, Md. He was also very active with Franklin County Farm Bureau, serving as Governmental Relations Director for many years. He served on Franklin County Extension Board, Franklin County Planning Committee, Nutrient Management Board, Harrisburg, Pa., and Soil Conservation Board.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved to travel and enjoyed history.
Mr. Middour is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mrs. Haydee Frances (Woodford) Middour, who he married Aug. 14, 1965; five children, Kelly J. Hinson (Blair) of Clemson, S.C., Laurie A. Waltz (Jay) of Smithsburg, Md., Mary S. Jacobs (Lawton) of Chambersburg, Pa., Joseph E. Middour (Jessie) of Waynesboro and Jill M. Dice (Andy) of Fredericksburg, Pa.; an exchange student daughter, Glicia Souza of Sao Luis, Brazil; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean M. Middour.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Ringgold Church of Christ, 14426 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown, with Pastor Donald Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the church.
In honor of his dedication to farming and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Franklin County Farm Bureau Farm Fun Fest, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa. 17202.
Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Aug. 21, 2013
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