Douglas Hepburn VanMiddlesworth, 81, of New Bern, NC, passed away peacefully at home with family on August 5, 2023.  

Douglas was born on May 10, 1942, to Eleanor and Paul VanMiddlesworth in Clifton, New Jersey.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadette; their five children, Michelle Leithliter (Andrew) of Lafayette, IN, Neal VanMiddlesworth (Aimee) of Richmond, IN, Andrew Perry (Ashley) of Lafayette, IN, Ryan VanMiddlesworth (Susan) of Charleston, SC, Kyle VanMiddlesworth (Jenny Aron) of New Bern, NC, and their bonus son, David Nemer from Brazil, South America, along with their twelve grandchildren and his three brothers, Paul Alan (Nome) of San Marcos, CA; Gary (Diana) of Greencastle, IN; and Rex (Diane) of Austin, Texas. 

The Wayne County Bar Association will hold a Bar Memorial in the Wayne County Courthouse in Circuit Court at 301 East Main Street in Richmond, Indiana 47374 on Friday, August 25 at 2 p.m. in recognition of Judge VanMiddlesworth’s judicial service to the Bar and to the community. Following the Bar Memorial, there will be a Celebration of Life from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1118 Lancashire Drive in Richmond for family and close friends.