He was preceded in death by his son, Edwin Keith Melvin; granddaughter, Tarralyn Gwen Melvin; brother, Charles Melvin and sisters, Ruby Coe and Melba Nichols.
He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Calloway Melvin of Villa Rica; daughter and son-in-law, Deeanna and Patrick Brown of Carrollton; son, Danny Roy Melvin of Temple; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Howard Hoggle of Woodstock, Ala.; five grandchildren, Kristin Melvin of Cedartown, David Melvin of Villa Rica, Haley Melvin of Temple, Amy Brown of Carrollton, and Jennifer Brown of Loganville; seven great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memory Gardens in Villa Rica. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com.
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc., Cremation Services and Memorial Gardens, Villa Rica.