Ronald Edwin “Ronnie” Medlock, 71 years, 0 months, 27 days old, went to be with his savior on Nov. 23, 2017, after a long illness at his home with all his family by his side.

Ronnie was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Sanger, Calif., to Tommy and Gladys (Burge) Medlock.

Ronnie was a 1964 graduate of Ava High School then later served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

On Jan. 17, 1981, Ronnie and Charlene Dooms were united in marriage in Mountain Grove, Mo.

Ronnie was a Christian and a member of Clara Baptist Church in Texas County.

Ronnie was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish. He enjoyed playing and listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his many friends.

Ronnie made a career in the construction field as a truck driver.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and his great-grandson, Riggin Akers.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene of the home; four children, Shane (Denise) and Lance (Lynn) Coats, both of St. Louis, Mo., Cameron (Darren) Cook, Lynchburg, Mo., and Christy (Bruce Burch) Coats, Rogersville, Mo.; five grandchildren, Ashly (Sandy) Akers, Stetson and Whitley Welch, Jacob Cantrell and Ava Coats; three great-grandchildren, Gracie, Lanie and Gus Akers; three siblings, Betty Medlock and David Medlock, both of Gentryville, Mo., and Golda Cain, Norwood, Mo.; nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Ronnie were 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, Mo., with burial in the Pleasant Home Cemetery, Drury, Mo., with military honors by the Troy Herd American Legion Post 112. Officiating was Pastor Paul Murray.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 807 N. Main, Ste. 1, Mountain Grove, Mo., 65711. Online condolences may be made to

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