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Reggie James Medlin

August 2, 1944 — September 7, 2023

Albemarle

Reggie was born August 2, 1944 in North Carolina, to the late James Hobart (Hobe) Medlin and the late Lois Eunice Medlin.  Also preceding him in death was his son Justin Wyatt Medlin.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary Rose (McLean) Medlin.
 
Early in Reggie’s married life he began supporting his family by working with the power company as a lineman.  Not long after this endeavor he would follow his true vocation in sales.  With his jovial spirit, gregarious personality and innate ability to relate to people quickly, he became a successful salesman. Once retired, Reggie continued to expand his network of friends in the local community and abroad through the help of social media outlets, emails, phone calls and in person visits.  His specialty was helping people get what they needed by putting them in contact with decision makers or other highly skilled individuals. Those who knew Reggie found out very soon he could make positive things happen when asked to do so.  If he ever discovered a personal need of yours he immediately took it upon himself to resolve the issue.  
 
A good part of his life he enjoyed being outdoors hunting, shooting clays, woodworking, or helping run farm equipment or picking up replacement parts for a local farmer. He was most content when covered in sawdust building furniture of all types but mainly swings and rocking chairs.  He would often let others use his shop to help them pursue their own personal projects.      
 
Over the past 10 years Reggie volunteered a lot of his time to the Friends of the Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle, NC, helping raise funds to support capital improvements to this large facility.  He served on the board of this committee until his term limit expired. He remained an active committee member of the Farm Bureau Arena Project that is a part of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center.  This project was initiated largely by the encouragement of  Reggie Medlin and Curtis Furr of Bear Creek Farms along with others who were convinced of the need to help the continuation of a largely agricultural community in Stanly County.
 
Reggie loved the Lord and expressed this very openly to all who would listen.  Never was this done in boasting but always in reference to the Lord’s precious love that first sought him.   Rarely was there a Sunday missed at Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church where he was not only a faithful member, but a trusted deacon and church clerk.  He has been a true ambassador for Christ in the church kingdom among the Primitive Baptists.  Brother Reggie was known all over the country among peers of like faith because of his vast library of contacts.  Pastors and members from other churches often called on him to advertise their special meetings or announcements.  He was a true resource and asset to his church family and pastors that served with him.  The manner in which Reggie conducted himself can be epitomized in the following verses found in Romans 12:11-13: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.”
 
Reggie was a devoted husband and friend to his wife Mary, whom he lovingly referred to as Maria. They have been blessed to walk in union with one another through life's triumphs and adversities, while maintaining their integrity in the Lord and love for one another.  He loved his family and always looked forward to their gatherings at scheduled times throughout the year.  Reggie befriended people far and wide and he will surely be missed for the spark of confidence he instilled in every person he met.  
 
The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle.  The funeral service will be on Sunday September 10, 2023 at 2:30 pm at Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Oakboro, NC.  Services will be officiated by Elders Branan Hooven, Richard Broadway and Elder Ben Winslett.  Committal service will follow at the church cemetery adjacent to the church 20415 Hwy 24/27 West, Oakboro, NC 28129.

The family would like donations to be made to Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Oakboro, NC, The American Diabetes Association, The Salvation Army or the American Heart Association.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Medlin family. 

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Visitation

Saturday, September 9, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hartsell Funeral Home - Albemarle

522 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001

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Funeral Service

Sunday, September 10, 2023

2:30 - 3:15 pm (Eastern time)

Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church

20415 NC-24, Oakboro, NC 28129

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Interment

Sunday, September 10, 2023

3:15 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church

20415 NC-24, Oakboro, NC 28129

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