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Eddie Medford

Eddie Medford
May 09
20:10 2024

Eddie “Big Ed” Medford, at age 68, peacefully passed away on May 4, 2024, at his home. The family will welcome friends to his memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Bethany Baptist Church Auditorium with Terry Weatherbee officiating.

Eddie was born on March 17, 1956, in Haskell, Texas, to Marvin and Evonne Medford.

He graduated from Segraves High School, playing on the All-West Texas team his senior year. From there he attended Angelo State University before transferring to McMurry University in 1975, where he played offensive guard for four years, winning multiple awards.

One of his many great achievements was Double M BBQ, where he served his famous BBQ sauce and award-winning ribs. He was an exceptional business owner, employer, mentor and friend.

His favorite pastimes included cooking, fishing, shooting guns, hunting, and fixing things. Being promoted to Pawpaw was one of his proudest moments.

He married the love of his life, Nancy Medford, on 11-11-11, so he would always remember. She filled his life with joy and happiness throughout the last 12 years. He was a devoted father and a loving Pawpaw.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Evonne Medford and Marvin Leroy Medford, and his cousin Robin Medford. Robin was a very heavy loss in Eddie’s young life. They were born a few months apart, did everything together up until Robin’s death their senior year of high school. Eddie always talked about Robin at every milestone of his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Holly, and her husband Joe Edgar and their four children; his bonus son, Matthew Collins and wife Chelsie and two children; his loving wife, Nancy Medford; his sister, Cindy, and her husband Tim McDaniel; and his stepchildren, Tonya Vestal, Brandi Vestal and Howard Vestal; along with multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

He leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and mesquite smoke. Many will remember his infectious laugh and talks of football as well as his amazing food.

Memorials can be made to Swenson Memorial Museum in honor of Eddie Medford and may be left at the Melton Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences can be offered online at



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