Obituary for James Howard Melvin

James Howard Melvin, 74, of Mechanicsburg, VA, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, February 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 24, 1946 in Pearisburg, VA, the son of the late Edward William & Edith Durham Melvin.

He was a devout Christian father that made sure his family was always in church. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He retired from VDOT.  He had a huge sense of humor and loved to aggravate and pick on his girls. He enjoyed flea marketing. He enjoyed coon hunting with his nephew and especially loved his coon dog “Ann”. He enjoyed being with his family and watching the kids play and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William (“Billy”) Melvin.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 8 years, Connie Sue Melvin; his daughters & sons-in-law, Sandra & Jacob Stevers, Hope & William Durr, Jessica Semones, Tammy Swanson and his step-daughters, Rhonda & Jamie Woods and Stephanie & James Alley; his grandchildren, Kimber Wingo, River Wingo, James H. Stevers, Dianna Stevers, Vivian Durr, Gabrielle Ricks, Olivia Melvin, Reese Alley, Cherish Thompson, Chasity Woods, Noah Hale, Cherish Hale and Brittany Laugherty; his 8 great-grandchildren; his sisters & brother-in-law, Patty & Bobby Chandler, Nancy Melvin and Kathy Boyd; his sister-in-law, Linda Melvin; his special friend, Packy Morehead; and several nieces, nephews and friends, too many to list.

Strictly following the current Covid-19 restrictions and mandates, masks are required and social distancing enforced throughout all services.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. A public graveside service will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.  at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery with Rev. Nathan Walters officiating.

The Melvin family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.