Lawrence Ray Medlin, 88, of Enfield









Lawrence Ray Medlin, 88, of Enfield, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Silver Foxes Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center, in McLeansboro. He was born on September 5, 1935, in rural Carmi, the son of Lawrence W. and Mildred (Barton) Medlin. Lawrence married Mildred Foley on August 28, 1955, and she survives. He worked in the oilfield for over 45 years, beginning his career with Brehm Oil and eventually retiring from Ashland Oil, Inc. SARGE, as his oilfield crew called him, was never the man in charge, but you would think he was, since his crew always looked to him for direction. Lawrence enjoyed watching sports, working in his yard, and most of all, he enjoyed time with his family. Lawrence, Pa Medlin, to his grandkids and great-grandkids, was always ready to play games or play a joke on someone. He loved to laugh, and most of all, loved making his grandkids laugh.

In addition to his wife, Mildred Medlin of Enfield, IL; Lawrence is survived by his daughters, Vicky Clark of Carmi, IL, and Kathy (Bruce) Weiss of Enfield, IL; Grandchildren, Ryan (Vicky) Clark, Cody (Molly) Clark, Jennifer (Kory) Naas and Jordan (Tiffany) Weiss; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Kyson Clark, Matthew and Marcus Clark, Karver Naas and Sutton and Saylor Weiss; his brother, Bob Medlin and his family. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Funeral services for Lawrence Ray Medlin will be held at 12:00 p.m.on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Stendeback Funeral Home in Enfield, with burial at Enfield Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Stendeback Funeral Home in Enfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lawrence’s memory to Enfield Methodist Church at P.O. Box 206, Enfield, IL. and will be accepted at Stendeback Funeral Home in Enfield.