James Eddie Medlock, 70 of Black Rock passed away June 11, 2023, at his residence.

Born August 4, 1952, in Batesville; he was the son of Lacey and Eletta Fleming Medlock. 
He served 28 years in the Navy, serving in the Vietnam War, Gulf War, and Desert Storm. He loved spending time with his family and was of the Church of Christ belief.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings, Eulas, Wayne, Delbert, and Kay Collins.

Survivors include his nine siblings, Larry Medlock of Black Rock, Joyce Howard of Ravenden, Judy Rutledge of Imboden, Diane Collins of Hardy, Bernice Perrish of Walnut Ridge, Carolyn Conley of Black Rock, Mary Simms of Shell Knob, MO, Lois Dowdy of Jonesboro, and L.F. Medlock of Hardy; and numerous nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

His wishes are to have his cremains sent to have a Navy burial at sea.

Family will announce a family gathering later.