TODD D. Melvin
“Mel” of Novi, formerly of Farmington Hills and Citrus Springs, FL, went home to be with the Lord, January 26, 2018, at 96 years of age. Beloved husband of Fran for 74 years; loving father of Charlotte (Bernie) Callahan, Darlyne (Dennis) Sikkila, Diane Jones, Debbie (Gary) Duncan, Terri (Scott) Cleary, Barbara (Jeff) Leffel and the late Sandra Kay; dearest grandfather of 21 and great grandfather fo 24. Also survived by his sister Lois Wilkerson, brother in law Bob Eichler and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brothers Ray and Houston and sisters Louise, Linda and Dorothy. Mel was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps., serving during World War II. He was a manager and supervisor with A & P Grocery Stores, retiring after many years of service. After retirement he opened his own grocery store Shop Right Foods; he also worked for Skipper’s Office Supply and Sam’s Club. Mel was a long time member of the Kiwanis Club. He loved playing golf, ping pong, and Rook.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:00 noon at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON (8909 Dixie Hwy. Clarkston). His son in law Pastor Bernie Callahan officiating. Burial at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak.
Memorial donations may be given to my 2 year old great grandson, Bryce who is fighting cancer. Please make donations payable to my grandson Michael Duncan.
15 years ago I met Uncle Mel Nephew (Todd ) who brought me to his Family Reunion at one of his (daughters) Diane Jones house and I met the Todd family for the first time .I had great time talking to Uncle Mel and hearing all the little secrets about Todd growing up. He tried to teach me Rook and just couldn't get the grasp of it. He always looked at me and laughed when he won a hand. Will miss you Uncle Mel very much, but we know your in a better place.
My Grandpa I met you when I was 6 years old with my two brothers. I remember how hard working you were. I love you. I remember how you smiled when I came to see you before I left Michigan. I will truly miss you, until I see you again.