On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Ed Medlin, dedicated husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 83.
Ed was born September 22, 1938, in Hamburg, Iowa. Born to Edward and Mildred Medlin, one of 8 siblings. Ed married Betty Mills in June 1961. Ed and Betty raised two sons, Jerry Medlin of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Jon Medlin, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Ed was a member of the Arkansas National Guard and worked in the automotive retail business for more than 50 years. The later years owning his own used automotive dealership. Ed and Betty made Mena their home since 1971. He was a dedicated fisherman and fished throughout the year. A supporter of Bearcat Athletics and whatever his grandkids, and great grandkids were involved in.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mildred, his siblings, Sonny, Ione, Margarette, JW, Kathy, and Bobby. He is survived by his wife Betty, his sister Ramona, sons Jerry and his wife Sonja, Jon and his wife Christy, grandchildren Kyle and his wife Susanna, Taylor and her husband Bobby, Paige, Luke, Nicole, and Zach; great grandkids Levi, Rhett, and Violet. Ed is survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A visitation and memorial service will be held at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena on Thursday, April 14. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm and Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm.