Melvin Allen Scherer (1933 - 2014)

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  • "Today is Father Day, It,s your Day. I Pray you are happy, I..."
    - Shelva Scherer
  • "So sorry to hear Mr Scherer's passing. He was a pleasure to..."
    - kathleen
  • "Mel you were one of the kindest, most loving man. A man..."
    - Tony & Judy Faircloth
  • "To a wonderful pop,you are the best .I love you so much and..."
    - Loretta and Jerry White
  • "To Shelva & family, I know he'll be greatly missed. When I..."
    - James Hewett
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Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Melvin Allen Scherer, 81, of Leland, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Scherer was born in Hancock, N.Y., April 16, 1933, and was the son of the late John Scherer Jr. and Myrtle Conklin Scherer. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa (Sissy) Mobley; grandson, Clay Scherer; siblings, Martha Abell, Milton Scherer, Norman Scherer, Ben Scherer and Harold Scherer.
Mr. Scherer was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring after 20 years of faithful and dedicated service. He was a life member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, the Military Officers Association and was also a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Shelva Jane Hewett Scherer; children, Gene Scherer (Sheila), Julie Lytton, Loretta White (Jerry), William Sawyer, Lena Pate (Lee), Roberta Wersinger; two sisters, Marjorie Wormuth and Patricia Petersen; two brothers, Victor and Dean Scherer; very special sister-in-law, Pat Hewett; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Chapel of Peacock-Newnam &White Funeral Service with the Rev. David Peterson officiating. Full military honors will follow.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
You may offer online condolences at
Peacock-Newnam &White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.
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Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service
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Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-6944
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from June 5 to June 11, 2014
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