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Celebration of Life

First United Methodist Church
Saturday September 4th, 2021

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Billy Don Medlin

Billy Don “Bill” Medlin, age 78, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Bill was born November 23, 1942 in Gilmer, Texas to W.L. and Grace Medlin, the fifth of seven children. He was a 1961 graduate of Quitman High School where he met his sweetheart of almost 58 years, Beth Harris Medlin. Upon graduation, Bill attended UT Arlington and drove a taxi cab; there he honed his driving skills – later teaching each of his grandkids to drive at early ages. Bill served in the US Army for 3 years. He then worked for Shell Oil Company and finally moved his family back to Quitman to join his father-in-law, Newt Harris at Harris Electric, which later became Medlin Electric.

Bill was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Quitman. He was a former Mayor of Quitman and was a Mason. Bill was an avid snow skier and enjoyed history, sports, music, and he always had a movie suggestion for us. He knew his way around pawn shops and garage sales and was always looking for a deal. He encouraged and supported his family and was generous to all.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Beth. Also surviving are his children, Leann Medlin Strnadel and her husband Greg; and son, Brad Medlin and his wife, Sarah; four grandchildren, Megan Strnadel, Cason Strnadel, Allie Medlin, and Josh Medlin. Bill is also survived by sisters, Barbara Bridges, Judy Hebron and her husband Bill; sister-in-law Regina Medlin; brothers Danny Medlin and wife Ann, and Phillip Medlin and wife Ann; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and brothers Bobby Medlin and Jackie Medlin and brother-in-law Preston Bridges.

A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:30 AM at First United Methodist Church of Quitman, Joy Hall.

Memorials may be made to Quitman Christmas Sharing – P.O. Box 1116, Quitman, TX 75783 or a charity of your choice.

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A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

Kristy Weirich Sep 13 2021 5:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

Beverly & Bryan McCord Sep 7 2021 1:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

Robert and Mary Zunick Sep 7 2021 10:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

Shelley Chance Sep 4 2021 2:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

Tiffany Olason Sep 4 2021 12:46 AM

I am sorry to hear of Bill passing I worked with him and Harris family in 60's.he was a fine guy to be around.family is in my prayers.Troy Steelman

Troy Steelman Sep 3 2021 11:47 AM

Ms. Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Billy's passing. I won't be able to make it to the service, but I will be thinking of you and the family this weekend. I have asked my church to put Bill's name on the prayer list for recently passed family and friends.

Beth Domingue Sep 2 2021 7:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

Ashley and Anthony Bridges Sep 2 2021 11:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

Ellen M Chadick Sep 2 2021 12:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billy Medlin

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