Kermit Elwood Midkiff

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 25, 2010

In the quietness of the dawning of a new day, the angels visited the home
of Kermit Elwood Midkiff on Wednesday, October 6,2010, taking him to be with his Lord. Even though he had suffered several years, he was privileged to spend two months in Louisiana earlier this year with family and friends. Kermit was born to the
union of Ursula Cryer and P. Lonzie Midkiff on December 16, 1936 in Leesville and passed from this life at the age of 73.
Kermit was a 32nd degree mason and a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238 F&AM. Kermit retired from Pioneer
Optical as a Licensed Dispensing Optican. He was a member of Stoney Creek Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years prior to his failing health. Kermit was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Upon his departure from the Air Force,
he and Erma made their home in Elizabeth, Tenn.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Irma L. Pierce, his parents; sisters; Louise M. Cryer, Juanita (Shortie) M. Eaves, Evadean M. Baggett and brother; Donald R. Mid Kiff.
Survivors include two daughters; Terri Jordan, husband Dr. Kenneth of Piney Flats Tenn. and Diane Tillman, husband Mike of Elizabethton; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Stout, wife Somer, Andrew and Jared Jordan, Mykah, Mykala, Zachary, and
Heather Tillman all of Athens; Three great grandchildren Ethan, Caleb and Sarah Stout; one brother, L. Reid Midkiff; three sisters, Sudie Stephens, Jacklon Clement and Comalea (Bea) Smart all of Louisiana and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Kermit were held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 3 PM at Stoney Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth Jordan, Rev. Richard Estep and Jonathan Stout officiating. Music was provided by the church. The family recieved friends from 1 to 3
PM. Interment followed in the Blevins Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #49. Services were entrusted to Tetric Funeral Home.