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Joseph Dale Melvin

Funeral services for Joseph Dale Melvin, Sr., 64, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Melvin passed away at 9:36 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2020, at his home.


He was born September 15, 1955 at Springfield, Missouri, to Paul Leo Melvin and Nellie Elizabeth Hendrix Melvin.  Dale graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1974.  On August 1, 1975, he was married at White Church, Missouri, to Tammy Hunter.  Mr. Melvin was a veteran, having served with the United States Army.  He was a self-employed plumber for over forty years.  Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.  Mr. Melvin was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.


He is survived by his wife, Tammy Melvin, of the family home; three children, Joe Melvin and significant other, Annie Crumble, Lexington, Missouri, Justin Melvin and significant other, Jennifer Allcorn, West Plains and Shawna Burcham, West Plains; ten grandchildren, Aubrey Burcham, Morgan Melvin, Kayelor Melvin, Aaralin Melvin, Ben Burcham, Keegan Allcorn, Madyson Melvin, Zachary Melvin, Mackenzie Melvin and Bryce Burcham; one great-grandchild, Kayson Walker; three brothers, Ronald Melvin and wife, Helen, Springfield, Missouri, Wayne Melvin and wife, Wilda, West Plains and Donnie Melvin, West Plains; three sisters, Rita Roberson and husband, Danny, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Virginia Newberry, Valley Park, Missouri and Barbara Hanks and husband, Rick, Willow Springs, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Melvin, West Plains and Kim Reed, Rogers, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.


His parents, three brothers, David, Ed and Tom Melvin, his father-in-law, Jack Hunter and mother-in-law, Ruby Bryant, preceded him in death.


Mr. Melvin will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at