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CECIL MEDLIN
CECIL MEDLIN
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday January 12, 2018 Whitley's Funeral Home
Service: 1:00 PM Saturday January 13, 2018 Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: West Lawn Memorial Park China Grove, NC
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Obituary:
Early in the morning of January 11, 2018, Cecil Medlin, 89, entered the Church Triumphant of his Lord and Savior with his family surrounding him. The family will be honoring his life with services at Whitley’s Funeral Home with the receiving friends and family on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM . The memorial jubilee service to observe and celebrate his life will be in the Whitley’s Chapel on Saturday January 13th at 1:00 PM and officiated by his pastor, the Reverend Steve Leigh of Lakewood Baptist Church and Rev. Roger Lee. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park with military honors.

On Sept. 8, 1928, he was born to the late Roy and Ollie Medlin of Cabarrus County. Mr. Medlin served in the United States Navy as a medic and was awarded the Victory WW II Medal. He worked in multiple venues in business management throughout his career. Upon retirement, he began his most rewarding career by driving the bus for the Kannapolis City School system’s exceptional children’s program.

Surviving Cecil is his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Peggy Austeen Fite Medlin as well as his daughters, Cathy (William) Lang of Granger, Indiana, Kim (Roger) Lee of Vale, NC, Kelli (Gregg) Powell of Kannapolis and Becky (James) Clark also of Kannapolis. Grandchildren include Casey Rickard, Christy Foster, Megan Stanly, Madison Powell, Jonathan Clark, Aaron Clark, Keith Clark and Zachary Clark. Nine great grandchildren are among the family members. Also surviving are two brothers, Gerald “Jerry” Medlin and Gene Whitley and numerous nieces and nephews. There are numerous exceptional children in the school system he considered unofficially a part of his extended family. Mr. Medlin is also survived by his special dog and friend who brought him much happiness, Jake.

Preceding him in death were his siblings Clarence Whitley, Blanche Safrit, Dorothy Phillips, Rev. Hardy Medlin, Marvin Medlin, J. D. Whitley and Ira “Eddie” Whitley.

The family would like to thank the Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care for the excellent and compassionate care provided to Cecil and his entire family.

Memorials may be sent to Shriner’s International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fl., 33607 or Lakewood Baptist Church, 806 Kluttz St., Kannapolis, NC 28081.
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From: Lucy Fuentes
"I am so sorry Christy, I know how difficult is this for you and the whole family, know that God is in control and he is in a better place. God will give you the strength you need. We will keep you in our prayers, stay strong. Sincerely, Lucy"
 
From: Barbara Worley
"To Kim & family..sorry for your loss .but he is rejoicing in Heaven..You will see him again. Love ya"
 
From: RUSSELL.HOOKS@NCDPS.GOV
"TO THE ENTIRE MEDLIN FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY SINCERE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU, MR MEDLIN WAS MY FIRST BOSS AT THE AGE OF 16 IN 1979, AT FOOD LION #6 IN KANNAPOLIS, HE IS AND WAS ONE OF THE NICEST HUMAN BEINGS I HAVE EVER MET, HE WAS A GOOD MORAL CHRISTIAN MAN, WHO SHOWED ALOT OF PATIENCE WITH A CRAZY BUNCH OF TEEN-AGERS BACK THEN,BUT THE MEMORIES I HAVE OF HIM WAS A CARING AND LOVING ATTITUDE TOWARDS YOUNG PEOPLE, HE WAS ALWAYS THE GENTLEMAN TOWARDS CUSTOMERS, FELLOW CO WORKERS HIS CHURCH FAMILY AT LAKEWOOD BAPTIST, I HAD SO MUCH RESPECT FOR HIM, AS A MATTER OF FACT THE LAST TIME I SPOKE TO HIM, WHICH SADLY HAS BEEN SOME YEARS, I REACHED OUT TO SHAKE HIS HAND AND HE SMILED I INTRODUCED MYSELF AND HE SMILED AND SHOOK MY HAND AND SAID RUSTY I KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND GIVE A BIG SMILE , MY HEART THAT DAY WAS FILLED WITH SUCH JOY AND ADMIRATION FOR MY FIRST BOSS AND A TRUE GENTLEMAN, THIS MRN AS I READ OF HIS PASSING I SIT AT MY DESK WITH TEARS IN MY EYES NOT FROM SADNESS BUT JOY THAT MY BOSS IS WITH MY PARENTS IN A WHOLE LOT BETTER PLACE THAN WE ALL ARE, BUT FAMILY REMEMBER THIS TIME WILL HEAL ALL THE HURT AND PAIN OF LOSING HIM,TIME HEALS ALL HURT FROM LOSS OF FAMILY, GOD BLESS MISS MEDLIN AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY I WILL PRAY FOR GRACE AND BLESSINGS IN THE COMING DAYS, SINCERELY RUSSELL"