Dennis Ricky Medlock, 65, of Raymondville, Mo., passed away suddenly Nov. 24, 2017, at Texas County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 10, 1952, to Vernon and Rosa (Snow) Medlock in Birch Tree, Mo.
Denny was raised in Birch Tree, Mo., and attended school there. He entered the United States Marine Corps Dec. 7, 1971, and was honorably discharged Nov. 11, 1977, as a Lance Corporal.
He married Linda Lane on Nov. 1, 1973, and they raised two daughters, Ni cole and Tonya.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; two daughters, Nicole Sisco and fiancé, Garrett Bland, of Houston, Mo., and Tonya Counts and husband, Thomas, of Eminence, Mo.; five grandchildren, Shelby Counts, Summer Counts, Wiley Sisco, Kolby Sisco and Jerin Bland; five brothers, Ervin Medlock and wife, Nancy, of Success, Mo., Mike Medlock and wife, Cindy, of Cuba, Mo., Eugene Medlock of Enid, Okla., Scott Medlock of Plato, Mo., and James Medlock and wife, Velma, of Kentucky; and three sisters, Shirley Ferrell and husband, Kenny, of Licking, Mo., Annabell Yarber and husband, Ed, of Birch Tree, Mo., and Sandra Dunigan and husband, Gary, of Licking, Mo.
Denny worked at Lee’s Auto Salvage for several years. He enjoyed driving in demolition derbies and eating breakfast at Acleda’s every morning before work. His greatest joy was his grandkids. He loved spending time with them and teaching them life lessons. Denny was a hard worker, never meeting a stranger and helping anyone that needed it. Denny took care of his family with much love and support. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.
Services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Evans Funeral Home with Leon Slape officiating. Pallbearers were Tom Counts, Tom Carter, Garrett Bland, Gerald Romines, Bob Merckling, Jerey Akers, Tommy Stewart and Tim Morgan. Burial with military honors was in Pine Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
The family requested memorials to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.evansfh.com.