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1955 Joseph 2020

Joseph Medellin Jr.

April 5, 1955 — December 10, 2020


Joseph Raymond Medellin Jr, 65, passed away on 10, December 2020 at Medical City North Hills Hospital in Hurst, Texas. He was born on April 5,1955 in Fairbanks, Alaska to Joseph Raymond Medellin Sr. and Gloria Monita Medellin.

Joe grew up in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas in 1973. After high school he joined the Air Force, where he guarded a missile base in Minot, North Dakota. He began work for El Paso County Sheriff's Office as a Patrolman and moved up to Detective where he worked for 15 years. Joe then moved to Arlington Texas where he worked for American Airlines for 20 years.

Joe married Pam in 1978 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. They were happily married for 42 years.  Joe was an avid Cowboys fan and enjoyed bowling. He had many Marksman awards as well as bowling awards.

Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Raymond Medellin Sr.

Joe is survived by his spouse Pam of Arlington, Texas; his daughter, Lynna (Adam Paine) Paine of Aledo, Texas; his son, Michael Medellin of Houston, Texas; his mother, Gloria Medellin of El Paso, Texas; and four brothers, Steven, Richard, Robert and David; and one granddaughter, Mila Paine; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio Texas on January 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM.  Due to COVID restrictions there will only be a graveside Ceremony.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to American Diabetes Association, Condolences may be left on Joseph Raymond Medellin Jr’s online guest book at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Family and Friends as well as the Emerald Hills Funeral Home.

Happy the man, and happy he alone,

He who can call today his own:

He who, secure within, can say,

Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.

Be fair or foul or rain or shine

The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.

Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,

But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

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