He was born on April 29, 1924 in Apple Creek to the late James W. & Rosa (Morr) Rock.
Melvin was a carpenter with Gibbons – Grable Co., he retired in 1985. Since retiring he has been driving the Putchtown Coach hauling Amish in the Holmes County area. He was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy.
He was a member of Pigeon Run United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his care giver great-niece, Onita ( James E. ) Lowe of Millersburg, many other nieces and nephews, a step-son, Hugh Smiley and a step daughter Cheryl Brooks, three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Rock, a brother, Laverene J. Rock, three sisters, Gladys Reynolds, Mary Franks and Elsie Sprankle and step-son, Tommie Smiley.
Friends may call on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:00PM at the Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Douglas Hudson Officiating. Burial will follow at Union Lawn Cemetery.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne – Holmes County Hospice.
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