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Michael Garland Medley

October 5, 1951 — August 27, 2023

Glade Spring, Virginia

Glade Spring, Va.


Michael Garland Medley age 71, entered Heaven’s gates Sunday, August 27, 2023 surrounded by family.


He was born October 5, 1951 to Garland C. and Maudie R. Medley. After graduating from Marion Senior High School in 1970, he joined the US Navy and proudly served our nation. In 1972, he married the love of his life Patricia Rogers. Michael loved to hunt, fish, and raise a garden. He canned hundreds of cans of vegetables every year and graciously shared them with family and friends. He had a huge heart and loved his family fiercely but most of all he loved his Lord and Savior. He spent most of his spare time reading the Bible and shared his studies as a long time Sunday School teacher.


Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Maudie Richardson Medley; an infant son, Christopher Michael; one brother, Reverend Donald Medley all of Sugar Grove.


Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 52 years, Pat Medley; one daughter, Christy (Bobby) Hancock of Chilhowie; one son, Steve (Rachel) Medley of Sugar Grove; seven grandchildren, Easton Medley and Cameron Medley of Sugar Grove, Eli Hancock and Eden Hancock of Chilhowie, Colin Shoup and Emma Shoup of Sugar Grove, and Lauren (Thomas) Cannoy of Max Meadows; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Palyn Cannoy of Max Meadows; one brother, Robert (Kim) Medley of Sugar Grove; two sisters: Barbara (Johnny) Burchett of Sugar Grove, Brenda (Sheriff Chip) Shuler of Sugar Grove; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Medley (Letcher Wagner) of Sugar Grove; several nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Slemp Cemetery in Sugar Grove with Reverend David Medley officiating and Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Pallbearers will be Easton Medley, Eli Hancock, Colin Shoup, Jonathan Burchett, Jacob Medley, Chad Medley, Seth Shuler, Brian Conklin and Cameron Medley. Family and friends are asked to meet at Fraziers’ Seaver-Brown at 1:15 p.m. to process to the graveside.


To share memories of Michael Garland Medley, please visit Care for Michael has been entrusted to Fraziers’ Seaver-Brown Funeral Service, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.


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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm

Family and friends are asked to meet at 1:15 p.m. at Fraziers' Seaver-Brown to process to the graveside.

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