Wayne L. Medlin

Wayne L. Medlin, 85, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Thursday, April 28, 1927, in Great Falls, SC, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, Illinois.

Wayne was a Pharmacist and owner of Wilson's Pharmacy. He was a member of First Baptist Church-Fairview Heights, Illinois, past member of the Fairview Heights Volunteer Fireman; the Adult Board of Fairview Heights Youth Group; Boy Scouts Troop 186 committee sponsored by Pontiac-Holliday PTA; Pontiac School Board and later served as president. He also started a drive to get a kindergarten for William Holliday School and was a member of Metro East Pharmacist Association. Wayne was a United States Navy WWII veteran & a United States Air Force Korean War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife: Lucille G. Medlin
  • Parents: Milas P. and Rettie C. nee Love Medlin
  • Brothers
    • W.E. Medlin
    • M.P. Medlin Jr.
    • W. Ray Medlin
  • Sister: Janie Lindsay

Surviving are his:

  • Sons
    • Roger G. (Betty) Wallis of Weldon Spring, MO
    • Mark D. Wallis of Belleville, IL
    • Michael R. (Kathy) Medlin of Destin, FL
  • Grandchildren
    • Kevin (Amy J.) Wallis
    • Todd (Katie) Wallis
    • Amy M. Wallis
    • Jamie (Kevin) Blair
    • Ryan Wallis
    • Corissa (Gene) Guidry
    • Thomas Wallis
    • Erin (Dallas) Medlin-Bowie
    • Michael P. (Carolina) Medlin
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Calvin
    • Cassidy
    • Taylor
    • Andrew
    • Landon
    • Zoe
    • Elise
    • Nolen
    • Carver
    • Cole
    • Carter
  • Sister-in-Law: Betty Medlin of Charleston, SC

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9:00 am - 10:00 am,  Thursday, August 2, 2012 at  Kurrus Funeral Home in  Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Memorial services will be held at 10:00 am,  Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel  with Rev. Charlie Westbrook officiating.  Private Internment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Wayne L. Medlin:

    I am so sorry to all of the Wayne Medlin family for the loss of such a wonderful person/man. It was with a heavy heart that I read of his passing. I feel honored to have known and worked with Wayne for 5+ years. He was a life mentor, friend, and true gentleman. We were talking one day at Smith pharmacy and he told me when he died he did not want anyone to ever put artificial flowers on his grave. Wayne went on to say he would haunt anyone who did. Just thought I should pass this info on. Both Wayne and Lou are missed and I'm a better person for having known them.

    Kathy Marifian Zaring Belleville illinois 62221