James Daniel Medlin
June 19, 1943 – January 17, 2018
James Medlin, 74, passed away at home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Jimmy was a native of Gaston County and was born June 19, 1943 to the late Harry Medlin and Marjorie Setzer Medlin. He was a 1961 graduate of Stanley High School. Jim was a man of many talents. He enjoyed restoring and showing his antique cars, playing electric bass, woodworking, fly fishing and gardening. He recently retired after a 53 year career with Gaston County Dyeing Machine Company in Mount Holly, NC. Jim was a fun loving guy and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 53 years, Rhoda Farris Medlin; son, Michael Medlin of Gastonia, daughter, Dana Simpson and husband, Scott of Stanley; grandchildren, Dori Medlin, John Medlin, Jake Simpson and Corey Simpson.
Jim was preceded in death by three siblings, John, Bill and Patsy.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont.
The family will receive friend from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Stanley is honored to serve the Medlin family.
- Receiving of Friends Sunday, January 21, 2018
- Celebration of Life Sunday, January 21, 2018
- Committal Service Sunday, January 21, 2018
James Daniel Medlin
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Steve and Karen Smith
January 20, 2018
We are sorry for your loss. We are going to miss a great neighbor and friend. We thought the world of Jimmy and his bueatiful wife. If there is anything y'all need always know we are next door. May God be with the family at this time to bring you all peace. Love the Smiths
January 19, 2018
WE WILL CERTAINLY MISS JIMMY. he WAS FUN TO BE AROUND AND VERY KNOLEGEABLE ABOUT CARS AND MANY OTHER THINGS. May God comfort his loving wife and family. Blessings,Hubert,Eleanor and Ron Abernathy