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Richard Douglas Medlin
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  • The Citadel Foundation
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409-6230

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“Very belated sympathy note to Janie: We just did a "drive by" at Hunter's Crossing this weekend (Memorial Day 2018) and I saw your lovely...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara Stevenson - Pelham, AL

“Teammate of Rick at Palmetto. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. ”
2 of 51 | Posted by: Rick Nickles - Easley, SC

“Jay, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God's strength be with you during this time. ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Mark Mulvey - Cherryville, NC

“Janie,I'm so sorry to her of Rick's passing. He and I first met as business partners but we quickly became very dear friends. His kindness, love of...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Steve Wallace - Bowling Green, KY

“Janie we just heard about Rick and we are very saddened You and Rick mean so much to me and Diana and my prayers are with you and rest of family.I...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: Jerry Pickett - Albany, GA

“Dear Janie, Jay - Phyllis & I send our sympathy to you; so sorry about Rick. Rick was my close friend during our times when he was with Milliken....Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: pete wallace - greenville, SC

“Janie, I was saddened to hear of Rick's passing. I'm blessed to have known Rick and to have him as a friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 51 | Posted by: Don Lowery - Powdersville, SC

“Janie, Jenna, George and Jay;I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Rick was a wonderful man. I was so looking forward to have him as a neighbor when he...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Paul Clark - Mount Pleasant, SC

“He was a great leader for our Company. He will be missed. May God comfort his family in this trying time in their lives. You are in our prayers. Tim...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Tim Peavy - Bowling Green, KY

“I am so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. I found in my interaction with him that he was a really nice man with a ready smile and a dry wit. His...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: Rita Johnson - Jamestown, KY

“I want extend my condolences to the family. You are in my prayers. ”
11 of 51 | Posted by: Teresa Sikes - Bowling Green KY

“Dear Janie, please accept my condolences on the death of Ricky. Having been through elementary and high school with him I always found him to be a...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Alva Taylor Sapp - Williamston, SC

“Jenna and George,I'm terribly sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know how very special he was to y'all. May the many happy memories that you...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Tammy Huggins - McClellanville, SC

“Just want to say that Rick was a great friend & growing up we were like brothers. I have nothing but great memories of Rick from 1st grade through...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Dave Gosnell - SIMPSONVILLE, SC

“I just want to extend our condolences from Jon Davis, Suzanne Davis, and Willa Davis. Rick and Jay Medlin have held a special place in our lives and...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Jon Davis - Summerville, SC

“Prayers for the Medlin family during this difficult time. ”
16 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Witt - Bowling Green, KY

“Lynne and I are thinking of you all at this time. We were so sorry to hear of Richards passing. Please let us know if there is anything we can do....Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Tim and Lynne Dunham - SC

“He was an honest man and a giant in the textile industry. It was an honor to have worked with him. Thought and prayers to his family , friends and...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Paul maclure - Landrum, SC

“Janie,I was so sorry to read of your loss. When you and I were college roommates I remember that Ricky was your whole world and I can only imagine...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Libby Steadman - Walterboro, SC

“Rick was a wonderful person and an inspiring leader. He will be deeply missed. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Les Dooley - Bowling Green, KY

“Mr. Medlin genuinely cared and loved people and always looked for ways to help them. I had the privilege to be one of them. He was not only the...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Mercedes Lopez - Bowling Green, KY

“We were saddened to learn or Rick's passing and our sympathies and condolences go to all members of his immediate and extended families. He was not...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Bill and Ruby McClellan - SC

“Janie, I was terribly shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Rick's passing. It has been many years since we have seen each other, but you and Rick...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: Mills Goodlett - West Columbia, SC

“I am honored and blessed to have known Mr. Medlin. He was a great leader and human being.He will be truly missed. May my prayers ease the pain of...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Erika Rivera - San Pedro Sula

“Please accept condolences from me and my partner Tom DeMuth. We have been suppliers of both products and services to Fruit of the Loom for over 40...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Henry Camp - Crestwood, KY

“I believe Rick has heard the words, "Well done, thy good and faithful servant." I was around Rick during his childhood and was always happy to hear...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Myrtle Dunlap - Greer, SC

“While shaking Mr. Medlin's hand I told him how much I appreciated us having Prayer here at Fruit before meals and other times. He told me as long as...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Nathan Sewell - Glasgow, KY

“Our deepest sympathy to the family. Rick was a great leader who always thought of the employees first. He taught us all by his wisdom and leadership....Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Paul & Jane Wilder - KY

“We are blessed to have been able to spend Thanksgiving with him. Our prayers and love will always be with Mrs. J and family. ”
29 of 51 | Posted by: Willie Mangual - Newport News, VA

“Mrs. Medlin, my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Rick's principled leadership and vision for excellence made him not...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Beth Mitchell - Bowling Green, KY

“Rick was always a tremendous supporter of American Cancer Society and I truly enjoyed getting to know him through my work with Fruit of the Loom. He...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Dennis Adams - Louisville, KY

“I enjoyed very much working with and knowing Rick at Milliken in Spartanburg. He was a great coworker and a fine man. I am sure he will be greatly...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Glenda Lawson - Union, SC

“Remembering you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
33 of 51 | Posted by: Dottie (Attaway) Garrison - SC

“Deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers. The Willoughby's ”
34 of 51 | Posted by: Bruce Willoughby - Bowling Green, KY

“It is with great sadness I learned of Rick's passing. He was a principled, down to earth Executive who will be missed. I worked with Rick at Milliken...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: Donnie Hodge - Spartanburg, SC

“Rick was a great and unique leader and a good friend. Miss Janie, Jay and Jenna - please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Chris Champion

“Janie, I am in Charleston (West Ashley) and in town. If you need anything, let me know. Sorry, I don't have your contact information or would call...Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: Kenny Ross - Charleson, SC

“Dear Janie,We were so very sad to learn of the devastating loss of your beloved Rick. It has truly been my pleasure to work with and get to know you...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Edward Heavey - Charleston, SC

“oh God, we miss him so ”
39 of 51 | Posted by: George Nelson - Huger, SC

“Janie and family - Words are inadequate to express the grief we have experienced over Rick's passing. Throughout high school and college, I knew...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Linda (Dixie) Ladd Foley - SC

“Janie, I'm so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your children and grandchildren. May God hold you close...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Judy Ellison - Williamston, SC

“I was saddened to hear of Rick's passing. Although it has been many years since our days at Palmetto High I remember Rick as a kind, gentle person...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: Tim Bradley - Piedmont, SC

“An extraordinary human being who cared for all people - and an equally extraordinary leader who took this caring into the CEO's office and turned...Read More »
43 of 51 | Posted by: Ned Morse - Atlanta, GA - Friend

“Janie, So sorry to hear about Rick's passing. I have fond memories of our classes at Clemson. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
44 of 51 | Posted by: Ken Lindsey - Townville,, SC

“We are quite sadden to hear of the death of a dear Friend. We are praying for your family ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: Rev. Stephen and Judy Christopher - SC

“Janie, I am so heart broken for your family. Rick was such a sweet friend and will be missed by many of us. You will be in my prayers! My love to...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Judy Roberson Fowler - SC

“So sorry to hear about Rick! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Janie and your family.. ”
47 of 51 | Posted by: Roger and Karen Scott - Pelzer, SC

“Janie, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. ”
48 of 51 | Posted by: Carol Cromer Bowen - Williamston, SC

“Sonja and I were heart broken to hear of Rick's passing. Janie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love y'all very much. ”
49 of 51 | Posted by: Mike & Sonja Lowery - Easley, SC

“Rick was a highly respected leader, with a very personable, down-home personality. He always smiled & spoke to me. He will be missed. ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: loretta hazel - bowling green, KY

“My prayers are with you all. I cleaned his office every week. He was a very nice person.I enjoyed talking with him. ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: Gail Gray - Bowling Green, KY

Richard Douglas Medlin, 68, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, husband of Janie Neel Medlin died Sunday, November 27, 2016. All services will be private in Charleston and a Memorial Service will be announced later in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Richard was born December 1, 1947 in Pelzer, South Carolina, son of the late Clyde Curtis Medlin and the late Dorothy Sherman Medlin. He was the CEO of Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Bowling Green, Ky.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janie Medlin; son, Jay Brandon Medlin; daughter, Jenna Medlin Nelson (George Bernard Nelson, Jr.); three grandchildren, Riley Augusta Medlin, Kielen Richard Medlin, and Rhein Walker Nelson; and sister, Patti Medlin.

Memorials can be made by check payable to The Citadel Fund, referencing Rick Medlin, and mailed to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, or online at, where you can designate your donation in memory in Rick Medlin. All notes and memorial will be collected by The Citadel and sent to the family.