ERIC JOHN MEDLEN AUG. 13, 1973 - MAR. 23, 2007 Eric's life was tragically taken while testing his race car in Gainsville, Florida on March 19, 2007.
He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1991, went on the pursue a career in professional drag racing; driving for John Force and Castrol Syntec / AAA of Southern California racing teams.
He is survived by his mother, Mimi Medlen of Oakdale; father and step-mother, John and Martha Medlen of Russellville, Ark; and sister, Eryn Gonzales of Fresno. He is also survived by his special friends and mentors, Jerold and Liz Camarillo of Oakdale.
There will be a celebration of life service Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 11:00 am at River Oak Grace Church, Oakdale.
Remembrances may be made to: Racers for Christ, c/o Larry Smiley NHRA, Eric Medlen Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Oak Valley Community Bank , or to Oakdale Cowboy Museum c/o Christie Camarillo.