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Funeral services for David Leo Melvin, 70, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Melvin died at 9:17 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born September 28, 1941, at White Church, Missouri, to Paul Leo and Nellie Elizabeth Hendrix Melvin. On November 20, 1979, he was married at Miami, Oklahoma, to Bonnie Bunch. Mr. Melvin was a veteran having served with the United States Army. Before his retirement, he was the owner/operator of Melvin Crawler Parts. Since retirement he had worked on his farm. Mr. Melvin was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Melvin, of the family home; three children, Wesley Melvin, wife, Melissa, Nixa, Missouri, Traci Wood, husband, Mike, Nixa, Missouri and Ashley Jewell, husband, Chad, West Plains, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Mallory Melvin, Zack Melvin, Austin Wood, Dustin Wood, Devin Wood, Tyler Jewell, Emma Jewell, and Jacob Jewell; six brothers, Ronald Melvin, wife, Helen, Springfield, Missouri, Ed Melvin, wife, Sandy, 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; mother-in-law, Dorothy Bunch, Willow Springs, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one infant brother and father-in-law, Ocie Bunch, precede him in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

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