December 21, 1933 – 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 www.alzfdn.org. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.
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.