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Melvin Densel Dunn, 70, of Pleasant Hope, passed away unexpectedly in his home on October 12, 2012. Melvin was born March 5, 1942, to Paul and Winey Dunn in Cedar Creek, MO. He graduated from Forsyth High School in 1960.
Melvin went to work for the Missouri Highway Department in 1960 and retired in 1998 after 38 years of service. He attended Sac River Cowboy Church. He loved this church and the friends that he met there. He loved his family, his home, his hunting buddies and his numerous Beagles. Melvin married Karen Dann on October 27, 1962 and they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Dunn, of the home; two daughters, Carla Allen and husband, John, and Glenda Scoggins and husband, Jim - all of Strafford. To quote Melvin "three of the prettiest granddaughters in the world," Emily and Jessica Allen and Brooke Scoggins; brother, Dean Dunn and wife Sophina of Cedar Creek; nephew, Aaron Dunn and wife, Beth, and their two sons. Melvin leaves behind an extended family and numerous friends and neighbors.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 in Greenlawn Funeral Home North with burial to follow in Pleasant Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., in the funeral home.
Greenlawn Funeral Home North - Springfield
3506 North National
Springfield, MO 65803
Published in the News-Leader on Oct. 14, 2012