Edward L. Middleton Jr., 43, of Dayton died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at his residence.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

A native of Beaumont, he was a longtime resident of Vidor, before moving to Dayton two years ago. He was a pipefitter foreman with LWL Construction.

Edward was preceded in death by his father Edward Lee Middleton Sr., and grandmothers Maria Massey and Bernice Small. He is survived by his son Edward Lee Middleton III of Silsbee, daughters Kristina Middleton Irby of Florence, Miss., Katie Middleton of Clinton, Miss., and Amaris Middleton of Silsbee, mother Sandra Woods of Vidor, and stepmother Sandra Middleton of Beaumont, brothers Scott Bryant of Vidor, sisters Donita Lynden of Vidor, and Kellie Middleton of Houston; and two grandchildren: Makenzie Irby and Emma Irby.