MELVIN ALLEN SCHERER, CPT. USMC RETIRED Mr. Melvin Allen Scherer age 81 of Leland died Saturday May 31, 2014 at his home. Mr. Scherer was born in Hancock, New York on 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, Harold Scherer. Mr. Scherer was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp., retiring after 20 years of faithful and dedicated service. He was a life member of the V.F.W. and the Military Officer's Association and was also a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Shelva Jane Hewett Scherer, children, Gene Scherer (Shelia), Julie Lytton, Loretta White (Jerry), William Sawyer, Lena Pate (Lee), Roberta Wersinger; two sisters, Marjorie Wormuth, 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 Thursday June 5th 2014 at 3pm at the Chapel of Peacock-Newnam &White Funeral Service with Reverend 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 www.peacocknewnamwhite.com Peacock-Newnam &White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from June 2 to June 4, 2014