Derrell Ladson Medlock
GASTONIA, NC-- Mr. Derrell Ladson Medlock, 87, died peacefully at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC, Saturday, April 6, 2013. He was a native of Pickens County, SC and son of the late Otis McKinley & Lillian Cleveland Medlock.
Derrell retired after 35+ years in the textile industry, served in the Army
with the 82nd Airborne, graduated from Newberry College in SC with a BS degree in secondary education. Derrell was also a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jane Haddle Medlock; daughters, Melinda Lyon of St. Augustine, FL, Melany Culp of Charlotte, and Martha Keever of Belmont; grandchildren, Leah DeLuzio, Thomas Lyon, Ryan Gallagher, Reid Culp, and Robert Culp; and great-granddaughter, Isabella DeLuzio.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene, Vernon, and Jerome Medlock; sister, Doris Thompson.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
A graveside service will be 2 PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Wood Memorial Park in Duncan, SC. with Military Honors provided by the US Army.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Robin Johnson Hospice House, c/o Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or to New Hope Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 4357 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056.
Condolence messages may be submitted online to www.mcleanfuneral.com
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Medlock family.