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George Wesley "Buck" Medley

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George Wesley "Buck" Medley's Obituary

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George Wesley “Buck” Medley was born to Arthur Wesley and Florence Leatha Medley 23 March 1932 in Lee Hall, Virginia. He attended public and government schools in Virginia, Washington state, California, Japan, and Nebraska. In 1953 he met Shirley Murray.  They married 22 July 1955 in Lincoln. He is survived by his spouse, Shirley Medley; his children, Summer Day Hannah (David) Norman, OK.; Peppi Lynn Eliason (John David) Siler City, NC.; Arthur Ross Medley (Tina), Dothan, AL; his brother, Richard (Annabelle) Medley Corvallis, OR; his grandchildren, Autumn Hannah Hobbs, April Hannah Smith, Amber Hannah Talkington, David A. and PVT Andrew Hannah; SPC4 Scott Busenlehner, Shawn Busenlehner, Christopher and Holden Eliason, Chase, Ross and Caroline Medley who will serve as his pallbearers.


George was commissioned a second lieutenant United States Army upon graduation from the University of Nebraska in June 1955 and reported to active duty 24 July 1955. In twenty-five years active service George served various posts and assignments in the United States, Germany, Vietnam [(Bronze Star, Silver Star with Cross of Gallantry (Vietnamese)], Thailand/Laos. He ended his military career as an Advisor to the Alabama National Guard, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in Tuscaloosa.


Upon retirement George became the Manager of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the American Red Cross (later the West Alabama Chapter) and remained in that position for eighteen and one-half years.


He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, West Alabama Officers’ Association, Exchange Club, and Tuscaloosa Writers' Group.


Graveside services will be held at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, 10 a.m. Monday October 16th. Service to be officiated by Pastor Dan Kilgore of First United Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa and David Hannah. The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm on Sunday October 15, 2017 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Funeral Home.


Electronic guest book is available through Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Dothan. Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Funeral Home is handling local needs in Tuscaloosa.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross in Tuscaloosa or to the Disabled American Veterans in the name of George Wesley Medley.

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Amber Talkington

A devoted husband, a deeply loved and respected father, and an adored grandfather. The world seems a little less vibrant without you in it Grandpa. But thankfully this isn't the final goodbye. Someday I will see your smiling face again, and I will hear your deep laugh again. I will feel your tight bear hug squeeze again, I know it. We will continue to look at photos and remember the amazing times we had with you. We will talk to you and seek your guidance when we need it, and look for you in nature when we miss you terribly. We will keep your memory alive and never ever forget you. Love, Amber

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Jane and Freddie Smith

We are proud to have known Buck. He was a Godly man. May God comfort and give all the family peace in the knowledge that Buck is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior.

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Mack and Cyndi Mosley

We are so sorry about your Dad , Summer!

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Sara Patterson

I have so many wonderful memories "Uncle" Buck and the entire Medley Clan. I will miss his infectious smile in the twinkle in his eye, and the way he and Skeet always made me feel like family. My heartfelt condolences to you all for your loss. I know he's in a better place now where there is no pain, no sorrow, no sickness, only happiness and joy.

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Joe and Gail Shirley.

Our hearts go out to all of you.
Praying for added strength during this time
Of saying good by to your loved one .

With love and affection,
Gail and Joe

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Bob Grubbs

Happy Trails as you ride off into the sunset of your next chapter and Book of Life. It was great to spend time with you in this life's journey.

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Kim Reading

Summer, I am so sorry for your loss. It's a hard thing to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Brenda Hannah

I am so sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with your families at this time!

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Christy Peters

Mrs Shirley and family,

So sorry to here about Buck, he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

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Kyle Stephens

Buck Medley was far and away one of the finest men I have ever known. I will always remember his innumerable acts of kindness toward my family, as well as his delightfully contagious laugh and his granite sense of decency. Words simply cannot express my affection for and admiration of this fine gentleman. To Mrs. "Skeet" Medley and the rest of the family, I offer my sincere condolences and my love.

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Donna Tripp

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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Col(R) George Hodgson

Summer, Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Your dad was a most kind and thoughtful person. Enjoyed our times together in the West Alabama Officer's Association.

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Renee’ DeLoach

You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers, during this difficult time. Know that we are here for you Art and Tina. Skeet, please find peace, in knowing that many love you, are there for you, praying for you, and that you will be reunited with Buck in Heaven One day. We’re so sorry for your loss. God’s Peace be with you all. Renee’ Graham, and Stanton.

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Richard Medley & Annabelle Jaramillo

Sent private message to Skeet.

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Greg DaGian

Dear Arthur and Family:

I attempted to sign the guest book last weekend and I will submit again. I was saddened to see your Father's Obituary in the newspaper but from said Obituary it is plain to see that your Father lived a life "well lived" with his exemplary service to country and community. Men of such stature are always remembered fondly and never forgotten. And his 62 year marriage to your Mother is testament to the world that love truly does conquer all. May God bless your Father and your Family.


Greg DaGian

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