Jim Bob Medlock, age 45, of Hope, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
He was born on April 11, 1974 in Hot Springs, the son of Ray Medlock and Audrey Hopper Medlock. He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Lisa Marie Medlock of Hope; two daughters and one son-in-law, Rachel Davis of Glenwood and Krysta and Jackie Perkins of Hope; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Dawn and Ken Clark of Norman, Joy and Mack McCarty of Arkadelphia, Debbie Johnson of Conway and Denise and Cecil Chamberlin of Okolona; his brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Lorrie Medlock of Hot Springs; and many nieces and nephews who thought their Uncle Jim Bob hung the moon.
Jim Bob never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. He always had a big bear hug waiting and would go the extra mile for family and all of the people he knew. Jim Bob was generous to a fault. If he had it, he shared it.
He began his automotive love at a very early age following in his Dad’s footsteps by hanging on to a wrench while learning to walk, to becoming an accomplished mechanic. Cars, tools and greasy hands were what he loved.
His untimely passing has left a void in the lives of so many, his family, his friends and his customers. This world was a better place with Jim Bob in it. A quick wit, smart comeback, joke, an “I love you” were always there from deep within his soul.
He was loved, respected and will be missed from now until eternity.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 14, 2020, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Glenwood, with Bro. David Porter officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be T. J. McCarty, Rustin McCarty, Loren Burrer, Wayne Daniels, Jackie Perkins and Joey Shipp.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Duggan, Zane Duggan, Peyton Emory, Dusty Kidd, the Plow Boys Car Club of Hope and the Caddo Hills High School Class of 1992.