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Henry Eugene "Gene" Medlin

November 22, 1926March 12, 2020

Henry Eugene “Gene” Medlin, age 93, of Claremont passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at his home. Born November 22, 1926 in Catawba County, the son of the late Jesse G. Medlin and Blanche Benfield Medlin.

Gene was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 3 Class. He read his bible every night, and loved his church. Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brothers, J.C. and Bobby Medlin.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 74 years, Mabel Eunice Smith Medlin; son, Philip Medlin; daughters, Judy Carpenter (Tim), Diane M. Yoder (Norris), and Pat Snyder (Roger); grandchildren, David Johnstone (Jackie), Jason Morris (Misty), Sierra Stone, (Tony), Ashley Carpenter (Christina), Aaron Carpenter (Jennifer), Misty Throneburg, Wendy Benfield (Tracy), and Justin Yoder (Renee), and 17 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Catawba with Rev. Greg Alms officiating. Burial will follow at Providence Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main St., Catawba, NC 28609

Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC is honored to serve the Medlin family


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, March 15, 2020


Henry Eugene "Gene" Medlin

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carolyn Sigmon

March 16, 2020

Judy, Diane and all family, My prayers are with all of you at this time. God bless each of you.