John Allen Melvin was born on May 13, 1921, the child of John and Grace. As a child, he received the gift of Holy Baptism and became a child of God. On August 25, 1957, he publicly confessed his faith and was confirmed. He received the precious gift of the Lord's life-giving body and blood. On January 6, 1946, he received the gift of a beloved companion in his spouse, Mildred. He was blessed with the gift of children, Steven and Susan. Finally, on March 5, 2015, God blessed John with a holy death and took him home to rest in the arms of Jesus to await the resurrection of the dead.
The visitation will take place on Monday, March 9, at 12 noon at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Belton, Texas followed by a graveside funeral service at 1pm. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 16, at 6:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Wylie, Texas.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made either to Faith Lutheran Church toward the repair of the roof or to the charity of your choosing.
Mr. Melvin was born in Sulfur Springs to John A. and Grace Pearl (Smith) Melvin. His family moved to Belton when he was an infant and he attended Belton Schools. John was drafted at the age of 21 to serve in the European Theater during WWII with the 104th Infantry Division. He married Mildred Knop on January 6, 1946. John worked for Means Lumber Co. in Belton for over 29 years before starting his own construction company which he operated for more than 18 years. While living in Belton John was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the Lions Club, the V.F. W. and Boy Scouts. Later in life, John and Mildred moved to Wylie where they became members of Faith Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Melvin; a daughter, Susan Boyd; a son, Steven Melvin; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.