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Fred Edwin "Willard" Medlin, age 84, of Gray, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
He was born in Gray and was the owner of the Allen Clay Coal Company.  He was a member of the Candle Ridge Baptist Church and a US Army veteran of Korea.
Willard was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Medlin; daughters, Sheila King and Debra Medlin; parents, Fred and Eula Engle Medlin; brother, Robert Medlin; and by a sister, Zacquelee Aulman.
He is survived by his children, Allen Medlin (Lisa Corollo) and Wanda Smith (Jerry); grandchildren, Natasha Henderson, Ashley Rindler, Laura Brown, Brandon Smith, Wesley King and Gabby Medlin; brothers, Claude Medlin (Opal), Roland Medlin (Helen) and Wiley Medlin; sisters, Marjorie Christine Humphrey, Adean Miller, Wilma Wilber (Gardner), Faye Poynter (Larry); Linda Wagers, Yvonne Wilson and Cecelia Yvette Chaney (Wayne); and by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the Candle Ridge Cemetery in Gray.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home, where messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 12, 2018
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