Alan "Red" R. Medford

July 18, 1957April 3, 2019

Alan R. Medford, affectionately know to his family and friends as Red, passed away unexpectantly on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Red was a Christian. His family has the assurance that he is now in heaven. In life Red enjoyed playing the guitar and watching Western Movies. He also enjoyed the outdoors. Red liked to fish, camp or just ride up to the mountains. Red worked as a painter for Charlotte Paint Company for many years. He will be dearly missed by his family, his church, his friends and all that knew him.

Red is the son of the late Rachel Childers.

Surviving Red, and charged with carrying on his legacy, are his wife, Barbara “Babs” Medford, daughter Heather Nicole Medford and son Tony Ray Medford. Red leaves behind his sister, Rhonda Billings of Dallas and brothers Jimmy Jones of Dallas and Larry Hornsby of Stanley. A celebration of Red’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at The Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church, 113 E. Parkwood Street in Stanley. Pastor Danny Penny will be offering words of encouragement and hope to all those that gather to remember Red and to celebrate his homegoing.

Condolences and fond memories of Red may be left at The staff at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley is honored to serve the Medford family during this difficult time.


  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, April 8, 2019

Alan "Red" R. Medford

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Willie Holt

April 7, 2019

Long time friend - two old buddies sticking it out through thick and thin. Ghost riders riding so high we can't come down. We rode too many miles and drank too many beers just to get to here. You will be missed. RIP

Patty Penley

April 5, 2019

At Four Lanes, we had the best times! We knew him as "Red". My husband and I really enjoyed our time with him! Praying for his family and friends!!! 💖😢

Victoria Clemmer-Barrett

April 5, 2019

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Alan and I were "hang-out" friends when we were teenagers in Dallas. He was always kind and respectful; a true friend.
May God bless you with His peace and comfort.