He was born on May 20, 1928 in Hillsboro, TN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskel and Beulah Coker Medley, wife, Ernestine Freeze Medley and son, Roy Dale Medley, brothers, Henry and Willard, and sister, Gladys Gilliam.
He is survived by his daughter, Nadara and her husband Mark Sperry of Texarkana, TX, daughter in law, Betty Medley of Summitville, TN, granddaughter, Tricia Medley of Summitville, TN, grandson, Terry Medley and wife Tiffany of Calvert City, KY, great-granddaughter, Annaliese, and great-grandson, Riley Dale. Oscar was a member of the Church of Christ at Summitville, TN.
Oscar was born in the Hillsboro, TN area where he lived and grew up. At the age of eighteen, he was called to service in the United States Army and is a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. After being discharged from service, Oscar completed his high school degree and then graduated in two years from Athens State College with a degree in accounting. After working with two different businesses for several years and moving to the Ford City, AL area, he began work for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail sorter from which he retired in 1985. During the time that he was working for the Postal Service, Oscar began a real estate and development company, Medley Land Company that he would pursue full time after retirement from the Postal Service. He and the company were instrumental in combining pieces of property that were broken up during the land speculation of the Muscle Shoals, AL area at the beginning of the build-up of the Tennessee Valley Authority in the mid-1930s. The records and research that Oscar completed are still in use today. In 1994, Oscar and Ernestine relocated back to Tennessee to the Summitville area.
Oscar always seemed to have a smile and happy attitude for everyone he met and he will be sorely missed by both friends and family.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.
Funeral service will be Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:00pm at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charles Harris officiating.
Per Mr. Medley’s request a private burial for immediate family only will follow.
In lieu of flowers family ask for donations to be made to Zambia Medical Mission, 658 East North 21st Street, Abilene, TX 79601 or Summitville Church of Christ.
Murfreesboro Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.