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Marvin Fletcher Medlin

Mr. Marvin F. Medlin, age 85 of Lebanon, passed away Friday February 2, 2024, at his home. He was born July 24, 1938, in Monroe, North Carolina to the late James Albert Medlin, Jr. and Janie Faye Moore Medlin. Marvin was a graduate of Union High School in Union County, NC. After high school he attended Nashville Auto Diesel College. He served his country in the US Navy from 1958 until 1962. Mr. Medlin was a Construction Mechanic in the Navy and was a Seabee. While in the military he lived and worked in numerous places around the globe, most notably in Antarctica. If you knew Marvin, you most likely heard many tales of his time spent there. He met the love of his life, Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Cooper Medlin, and the couple married on March 10, 1962. Marvin was a very talented and well-rounded person. He was an excellent diesel mechanic and worked for Thompson Green Caterpillar, Cummins Diesel in Knoxville, TN, and Tennessee White Truck Sales & Service in Knoxville, TN before joining TVA from 1967 until his retirement in 1988. He loved being around people. Marvin never met a stranger and could remember every little detail of most any conversation. If you had the privilege to be his friend, you would have a true friend for life. His care and love for others was on constant display as he went about his daily life. Marvin loved his family and bragged on them every chance he could. He had one love however that would surpass even his love for his wife and kids. That was his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Marvin was first and foremost a follower of Christ. He believed in attending church and serving in any way possible. He was a deacon for many years and always made sure his family was in church whenever and wherever they lived. Marvin was saved as a young man. He was an extremely faithful member of Barton’s Creek Baptist Church in Lebanon. He never hesitated to tell you how good his God was and was unashamed to share the gospel with anyone at any time. His family finds comfort in knowing that he is now rejoicing with the saints at the feet of Jesus.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Janeen Holmes, Brenda Medlin, and brother, Robert Medlin.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years Dot Medlin; sons, Jeff (Jennifer) Medlin of Mt. Juliet, Joe Medlin of Lebanon, and Jim (Andrea) Medlin of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Gregg Medlin, Kassie (Tim) Burkeen, Cory (Ivy) Rogers, Caroline Medlin, David Medlin, Katherine (Edward) Dempsy, Mark Medlin, Fletcher Medlin, Avery Medlin, Addison Medlin, and Henry Medlin; great-grandchild, Nora Burkeen; brothers, Kenneth (Judy) Medlin and Doug (Patricia) Medlin; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 10, 2024, at 11:00AM from Barton’s Creek Baptist Church (1530 Barton’s Creek Rd. Lebanon, TN 37090). Bro. Jacob Colwell and Bro. W.D. Thomason will officiate, and interment with military honors will follow in Barton’s Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday at Barton’s Creek Baptist Church from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and again on Saturday after 10:00AM.

In addition to his grandsons, pallbearers will be Tony Patton and Mike Matney; Honorary pallbearers will be Guy Dockery, John Bass, Deacons of Barton’s Creek Church, and the Steadfast Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilson County Baptist Association or a charity of your choice.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements (615) 444-2142

Messages for the Family

  1. Melba Jobe says:
  2. Lesa Durbin says:
    Rest in peace Marvin, now in the arms of our Lord and savior. Surronded by family that past before. Until we meet again!
    • Cindy Comer says:
      I am so sorry about the loss of Marvin. He was great friends with Billy and Dean Comer snd so kind tome. Grateful I had the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers uplifted! He is walking in Heaven.
  3. Sheri (Medlin) Bulluck, NH says:
    Uncle Marvin was truly a man of many talents and experiences. He was never without a story to tell. It is a comfort knowing that he loved Jesus so much. although distance has kept me from seeing him much these past few years, I know that someday I will see him again- with Jesus where there is no more sorrow and sadness and where all our tears will be gone forever. Praying for all of you. ❤️
  4. Jamie Horn says:
    Rest in peace Marvin . You will be missed I always enjoyed our calls. . My condolences .
  5. Connie Carden says:
    To know Mr. Medlin was to love him. Sending prayers & condolences to the family.
  6. Pamela Null Sandy’s Bumbalough daughter says:
    I’m so sorry for ur loss he was a great man will miss him dearly
  7. Anita Hitt says:
    Mr Marvin & Mrs Dot were always the first to volunteer for anything with the Farm Bureau. They helped me immensely 18 years ago when I was new to the company & needed guidance. They will both hold a special place in my heart forever. He will be missed greatly. Special prayers of comfort & peace for Mrs Dot & his family.
  8. James & Emmy Nelson says:
    Marvin will be missed.A true,genuine friend and christian.
  9. kenneth house says:
    a good man, he was always good to me.