Funeral services for Edwin Frances “Ed” Melvin, 69, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, White Church, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Melvin died at 10:00 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2012, at NHC Healthcare.
He was born March 12, 1943, at West Plains, Missouri, to Paul Leo and Nellie Elizabeth Hendrix Melvin. On May 28, 1966, he was married at White Church, Missouri, to Sandy Chase. Mr. Melvin was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and coaching baseball. Before his retirement, he was employed with Invensys in the shipping and receiving department. Mr. Melvin was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Melvin, of the family home; two children, Eddie Melvin, wife, Laura, West Plains, Missouri and Kerri Dalaviras, husband, Tom, Buffalo, Missouri; four grandchildren, Evan Melvin, Madison Melvin, Abby Dalaviras and Tommy Dalaviras; five brothers, Ronald Melvin, wife, Helen, Springfield, Missouri, Wayne Melvin, wife, Wilda, Dale Melvin, wife Tammy, Donnie Melvin, all of West Plains, Missouri and Tom Melvin, wife, Dixi, Marshfield, Missouri; three sisters, Virginia Newberry, Manchester, Missouri, Barbara Hanks, husband, Rick, Willow Springs, Missouri and Rita Roberson, husband, Dan, West Plains, Missouri and a host of nieces and nephews.
His parents, one infant brother and one brother, David Melvin, precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be expressed at robertsondrago.com.