Mineral Wells Area News

Gary Mitch Medlin

Gary Mitch Medlin
September 01
20:33 2021

Gary Mitch Medlin, age 56, went to be with his Lord and Savior after his battle with COVID Pneumonia on August 31, 2021, in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Gary was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, on July 30, 1965, and was the son of Ora Mae Day. After the passing of his mother, he was adopted by Earl and Patti Medlin in 1983. Gary met the love of his life, Teresa Ann (Bell), and they were married on May 7, 1988. Gary received his GED from Mineral Wells High School after encouragement from Patti.

He then joined the Army National Guard and served 7 years. After becoming a reservist, he attended the Weatherford Police Academy subsequently becoming a certified police officer also serving on the SWAT Team.

Gary started his career with Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer later becoming a deputy. He then transferred to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office where he served for nearly 20 years. Gary then worked as a deputy in Hood County and is currently a reservist for the Hood County Sheriff’s Department. Most recently, Gary was employed as a Traffic Control officer under an independent contractor.

Gary was a prestigious man and a devout Christian who served his Lord; he was baptized at the West Side Baptist Church. In his free time, Gary enjoyed skiing, biking, hiking, camping, and hunting.

Gary and Teresa loved to host foreign exchange students which they did over the course of several years. Those students loved the Medlin family so much that they still keep in contact and/or visit on occasion. He will be remembered for his charismatic personality and the notorious pranks he pulled on his friends and family. Gary was a wonderful husband and a proud father who loved his family endlessly.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Teresa Medlin; daughters Tristan (33) and Kenzie (28); son Brady (19) and new daughterinlaw Zaniya (Pruitt); parents Earl and Linda Medlin; inlaws Ronnie and Jane Bell; siblings Laveda Christy, Fawn Barrington, Dawn Foreman and husband Barry, Jenny Lopez and husband Leander, and Daniel Medlin; brotherinlaw Tracy Bell and wife Fabi; and, brotherinlaw Ronald T Bell and wife Cassie. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews that he was quite fond of. Gary is preceded in death by his mother Patti Medlin; his brotherinlaw Chris Barrington; his grandparents Catherine Ruth and Joe Savage; and, his brother Jerry Mitchell.

Viewing will take place at the BaumCarlockBumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Oak Street Baptist Church in Graham, Texas, on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Interment directly following at the Palo Pinto Cemetery. Pastor John Tunnell will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Daniel Medlin, Tracy Bell, BJ Sharp, Joe Kilgore, Tracy Quinn, and Ricky Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Bob Clark, Barry Foreman, David Vargas, Steve Hardy, Randy Watkins, Bryce Harrington, and James Emery. The family wishes to specifically thank Chris Erwin, NP, for treating Gary during his illness. We also wish to thank the numerous friends and family members who brought over food, paper goods, cards, said prayers, and especially the personal sentiments.

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