William 'Bill' Medley

William (Bill) Ray Medley died on July 21, 2018 at his home at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


He was the last surviving child of thirteen born to James Samuel and Linnie Pearl Dodson Medley in Lubbock, Texas, on November 20, 1926. He graduated from Lubbock High School, and served in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.


n 1946, he married Patty Grace Duncan of Springfield (Conway County), Arkansas. He and his wife taught at Parsons College in Fairfield, IA in the 1960's. They were a duo-piano team and played over 1,000 concerts in 47 states and 7 Canadian provinces.


Bill is survived by his wife, Pat, and one son, Michael Duncan Medley of Washington State.


He was preceded in death by his mother and father, 12 siblings and by one son, Matthew Dodson Medley, (Michael?s twin), in 1982.


Also surviving are many nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces and a large number of students.

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