Thomas  Medford

Thomas Franklin Medford

Thursday, December 27th, 1956 - Sunday, October 27th, 2019
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Thomas F. Medford, age: 62 of Oak Hill Passed away October 27, 2019 following an apparent heart attack or whatever it was that took me out.. Still funny even after death.

Born December 27, 1956 to Franklin Lee & Mabel Elizabeth Cobern Medford in Charleston, WV.

He was of Baptist faith and Loved Jesus Christ our Savior.

Tom was an auto & truck mechanic who enjoyed being a member of The Busted Knuckle club, a dispatcher for Schlumberger Oil Field Services then to parts before becoming disabled.

He followed in the footsteps of his Dad, Best Friend & Mentor in his career.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and loved his country with all his heart & soul.

Tom, Ted (fishing name) or just Medford as he was known by his friends.

He enjoyed a wide variety of hobbies that included hunting, fishing, boating, playing his guitars & singing. He could ruin a song with the best of them.

God grant that I may live to fish, until my dying day,
And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray,
When in the Lord's safe landing net, I'm peacefully asleep,
That in his mercy I be judged, As big enough to keep.

He was a big fan of WVU football & the Greenbay Packers. Go Mountaineers & Cheeseheads!

In addition to his dad Frank, he’s also preceded in death by his Beautiful Mom, Mabel, only brother Gaylan Lee (Smurf),his sister Theresa Hicks, his only Son, Thomas Andrew(Andy) & first Grand Daughter Abby Nycole Medford.

Maternal Grandparents Emil & Celeste Payne Wilson, Paternal Grandparents Carl & Stella Bogan Medford of Witcher Creek, Belle, WV and his Cocker Spaniel, Shirley Noel.

Tom was the last of his immediate family. That’s MEDFORD. (Period)

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years Nina, daughters, Misty Diane Medford & Kelli Renee (Jonathan) Adkins of Oak Hill. Granddaughter Isabelle Nina Medford & Grand Son Brayden Elijah Adkins who were the light of his life.

Sisters, Tammy Akers (Benny) of Oak Hill , Brother in law Randy Hicks of Lansing Wv, Heather Underwood (Scott) of Hilltop, his beagle Ted & Benji the mutt.

He truly loved his entire family but most of all his Grand children.

Herb Harvey, Dave Thomas who are like brothers from different mothers.

We went to different schools together.

Herb got him back into playing music while working at King Coal Chevrolet in Oak Hill.

A special nephew from Alexander, Ky. Nicholas Fancote.

Plus way to many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Aunts & Uncles & friends to mention.

Always a smile on his face & a joke to tell, he will sadly missed by all who truly knew him.

Services will be Monday November 4th at Highlawn Funeral Home in Oak Hill at 11 am. Friends may call November 3rd from 6-8 pm

In lieu of flowers, his wish was for donations to be made to the Disabled American Veterans and The Wounded Warrior Project.

This obituary was written by Me long before My passing so if you’re reading it I just want to tell everyone I’ve met, it was a Wonderful Life & pleasure knowing you. See you all on the Flip Side.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
    1435 East Main Street
    OAK HILL, WV 25901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, November 4th, 2019 11:00am
    High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
    1435 East Main Street
    OAK HILL, WV 25901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 04:57am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Thomas Franklin Medford, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Thomas Franklin Medford, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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