CLAYTON – Joe Lynn Medlin, 77, passed away on Thursday. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Joe and Edna Liles Medlin. He retired as a mechanic for the City of Raleigh Fire Department. He cherished his wife more than anything in this world. He had a passion for tinkering on just about anything. He had a love for gardening, tractors, and his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Timothy Medlin and siblings, Tex Medlin and Ann Barnes.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jennifer Medlin; daughters, Jenny Baines (Scott), Tracy Medlin (Lee Page) and Janie Murray (Joey); grandchildren, Courtney Calhoun (Steven), Aleena Shearin (Tyler), Austin Sanderford, Ty Medlin, Mackenzie Murray and Savanna Baines; great-grandchildren, Kamden Shearin, Kensley Shearin and Bryson Calhoun; siblings, Van Medlin, Durwood Medlin and June Hutchins.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at the home of Lynn and Jennifer Medlin. Arrangements entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC. www.stricklandfuneral.com