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Douglas L. Medley


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Douglas L. Medley Obituary
Douglas L. Medley
63, passed away on July 10, 2017. He was born on Feb. 18, 1954 the son of William and Thelma Medley. He attended Cleveland Rhodes High School and in 1971 graduated from Grand Valley High School. He then attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University from 1971 to 1976. Doug graduated in 1978 with a Music Education Degree from Grand Valley State University. Doug was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene. Doug's love of music lead him to direct church youth groups and choirs all over the country including Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois and Ohio. His beautiful singing voice could also be heard on the platform at Canton First Nazarene and at the Players Guild as a pit singer. Doug worked in the wholesale tool business in several states and had a business (D&B Wholesale) with his father. He was currently working as a Service Desk Specialist for Akron Hardware. Doug was an athlete and coach throughout his life and in 2007 was inducted and was a member of the Canton Amateur Softball Hall of Fame. He was currently a member of the school board at Heritage where he was also the assistant baseball coach for the last few years. Doug was one of the most loving, caring, compassionate and competitive men around. He was a true leader in every sense of the word who was unafraid to make hard decisions, but with a caring heart. He will be remembered as a fair and humble man who went through life in a selfless manner. His shepherd heart was a true reflection of Christ likeness. He is irreplaceable and will be missed by all beyond measure.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. William L. Meadley; and brother Daniel J. Medley. Doug is survived by his loving family, his wife and best friend of 43 years, Rose (Young) Medley; mother, Thelma J. Medley; daughters, Amanda L. Medley, Allison L. Medley and Andrea L. Medley; brother, Todd (Stephanie) Medley; sisters, Fern (Dan) Forsythe, Rhonda (Steve) Haddix and Deanna (Jim) Parks; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene of Canton (525 30th St NW., Canton 44709). where Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior with Pastor Dan Hanson officiating. Interment will take place at North Lawn Cemetery. The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to read the obituary, sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.
Reed, 330-477-6721
Published in The Repository on July 12, 2017
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