Howard W. Medlin obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Howard W. Medlin

July 19, 1924 - March 21, 2015

Obituary


Howard W. Medlin, 90, of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of Florida, died March 21, 2015 in Myrtle Beach.

He was born in High Point, NC on July 19, 1926, and was a WW II veteran, joining the Army Air Corps at 16. He was honorably discharged at the age of 20. He went to High Point College and completed a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He was self-employed, working with his wife to build several small businesses. He was a Mason, Gideon, and active member of King St Baptist Church in Cocoa,...

Howard W. Medlin, 90, of Myrtle Beach, SC and formerly of Florida, died March 21, 2015 in Myrtle Beach.

He was born in High Point, NC on July 19, 1926, and was a WW II veteran, joining the Army Air Corps at 16. He was honorably discharged at the age of 20. He went to High Point College and completed a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He was self-employed, working with his wife to build several small businesses. He was a Mason, Gideon, and active member of King St Baptist Church in Cocoa, FL. He and his wife, of 68 years, Isabel "Lena" (Hutchens) Medlin, moved to Florida in 1957. They both moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in August 2013 to be closer to their surviving child, Jane Fortune. Their presence as the union that created loving individuals devoted to family will always be remembered and sorely missed.

He is survived by his daughter; Jane Medlin Fortune (Chip) of Myrtle Beach, SC., his brother; Bob Medlin of Merritt Island, FL., 2 granddaughters; Amy Fortune Gurd (Jason) of Greenville, SC., and Jessica Fortune Johnson (Jesse) of Myrtle Beach, SC., and 2 grandsons; Rodney Medlin (Susie) of Clermont, FL., and Ryan Medlin (Karlin) of Houston, TX., and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son; Ronald Wallace Medlin and a daughter; Sheila Medlin English. He also just lost his wife on March 8, 2015. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

A visitation for Mr. Medlin and his wife will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6-8PM at The Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 US HWY 1, Rockledge, FL 32955. A service will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 11AM at The King St. Baptist Church in Cocoa, FL with a reception to follow at the church. There will be a graveside service in Florida Memorial Gardens at 2:30PM.