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James Thomas Melvin

Funeral services for James Thomas “Tom” Melvin, 67, Fordland, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Melvin passed away at 2:00 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 at Mercy Hospital Springfield.


He was born October 27, 1949, at West Plains, Missouri, to Paul Leo Melvin and Nellie Elizabeth Hendrix Melvin.  Mr. Melvin was a veteran, having served with the United States Army.  Tom worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  Mr. Melvin was of the Catholic faith.


He is survived by two children, John “Mike” Melvin and wife, Brook and Traci Wright and significant other, Roger Lukenbill; four grandchildren, Zackary, Ali, Brady and Baylee; four brothers, Ronald Melvin and wife, Helen, Wayne Melvin and wife, Wilda, Dale Melvin and wife, Tammy and Donnie Melvin; three sisters, Rita Roberson and husband, Danny, Virginia Newberry and Barbara Hanks and husband, Rick; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Melvin and Sandy  Melvin; many nieces and nephews; his dear friend, Janice Jones; and the mother of his children, Dixi Wagoner.


His parents and three brothers, David Melvin, Ed Melvin and his twin brother, John Michael Melvin, precede him in death.


Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at