Melvin Newcomb (1933-2017)

Melvin Newcomb
December 21, 1933 – January 22, 2017 

Melvin W. Newcomb, 83, of Shiloh, IL, born December 21, 1933, passed away January 22, 2017.

Melvin was a USAF Chief Msgt Ret. and worked in civil service as a financial analyst until his retirement. He was a member of First Baptist O’Fallon, member of the Friday night early birds bowling league at St. Clair Bowl, enjoyed tinkering building things including a doll house, and when he could going out golfing with his sons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Roy Barker and Gerenia Newcomb (nee Spry), wife; Kimiyo Newcomb (nee Yamawaki).

He is survived by his sons; Mike (Toni) Newcomb of O’Fallon, IL, Steve (Kathy) Newcomb of O’Fallon, IL, sister; Hazel (Serge) Decasin of Linwood, NJ, 7 grandchildren; Stephen, Matthew, Michaela, Nichole, Curtis, Kaitlyn and Alexis Newcomb, 4 great-grandchildren; Jacob, Ryker, Tessie and Noah Newcomb.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation Condolences may be extended to the family online at

Visitation was held from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday January 26, 2017 in the Chapel Seven Hills Road Entrance at the First Baptist Church O’Fallon, IL.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 AM January 27th from the Church Chapel with Rev. Doug Munton officiating.

Entombment was held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.