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Melvin Dale Brooks, 64, of Mountain View, Missouri peacefully entered into Heaven on October 18, 2013 at his home. He was born July 21, 1949 at Mountain View, Missouri, the son of Virgil and Donetta (McClellan) Brooks.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Yarber Mortuary, 621 E. Fifth St. Mountain View, MO. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 21 at Yarber Mortuary, with interment at Forest Dell Cemetery, Mountain View, MO.

Melvin graduated from high school at Mountain View. He then served his country in Vietnam. After his tour of duty, he married Connie Carr, and to this union were born Randy and Lisa. On July 11, 1991, he married Brenda Lee Brown, and to this union were born Marty and Chad. Melvin worked in sawmill logging industry, but was best known for his love of coon hunting and training a good hunting dog.

Melvin was a Christian and attended the First Church of God at Mountain View.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Inez Brown; and sister-in-law, Janet Fletcher.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of the home; his children, Randy Brooks and wife, Angela, of West Plains, MO, Lisa Dodson and husband, Eugene, of Eminence, MO, Marty Brooks and wife, Coantha, of Mountain View, and Chad Brooks and wife, Amber, of Mountain View. Also surviving are seven brothers and sisters, Vernon Brooks and wife, Brenda, of Mountain View, Donald Brooks and wife, Ruth, of Houston, MO, Ricky Brooks and wife, Shirley, of Bourbon, MO, Brenda Scheig of West Plains, MO, James Ronnie Brooks, Bobby Brooks, and Donna Brooks, all of Mountain View; 16 grandchildren, Seth, Whitney, Aaron and Allison Brooks, Dallas and Brittany Wake, Whitney (Dodson) Randolph, Briar and Blaze Dodson, Randah Ray, Shelby, Chelsea and Trenton Brooks, and Leighanna, Clayton, and Kylie Brooks.

Melvin was loved and will be missed by his family and all his friends.

Rev. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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