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Melvin Anton Mitchon, Sr.
February 7, 1932 ~ July 8, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Melvin Anton Mitchon, Sr. was born February 7, 1932 in Moulton, Texas to Frank Austin and Emily Frances Mitchon.
Melvin married the love of his life, Martha Graham Mitchon, and they started a great adventure together lasting 69 years. He and Martha have lived in Colmesneil for 50 years. After many years of service with IBM, he retired and they bought a lawn and garden shop in Jasper which they ran for 8 years. Their adventures then led them to take over Hanks Creek Marina which they ran for 8 years before retiring to travel and see the country. Melvin was a man of many talents which included successfully raising 12 children, farming, and keeping up with the latest newest gadgets.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Mitchon and Emily Culak Mitchon and a son, Timothy Mitchon.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Martha Mitchon; sons, Anthony Mitchon and wife, Maureen, Keith Mitchon and Melvin Mitchon, Jr; daughters, Debra Sermons and husband, David, Cynthia Stewart, Beverly Jefferson and husband, Chris, Gwen Killingsworth, Cecilia Sterling and husband, Steve, Michelle Martin and husband, Scott, Myra Parrish and husband, Allen and Vivian Davis and husband, Leonard; 37 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and other family members and friends.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 4 pm at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Mitchon Double M Cemetery in Colmesneil, Texas. Visitation will be held Monday, July 10, 2023, from 4 pm until 6 pm at Riley Funeral Home
Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony Mitchon, Keith Mitchon, Steven Sterling I, Chris Jefferson, Dave Sermons and Leonard Davis