Melvin Remley

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Melvin (Mel) Remley went to be with the Great Comforter on January 30, 2016. He was the fourth of six sons born to Albert Clyde and Alice Remley in 1930 in Perry, Missouri. His mother died when he was six and went to live in the Missouri Baptist Children's Home in St. Louis.

After graduating from high school at age 16, he attended Hannibal LaGrange Junior College where he met Roberta Rethwisch. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1951 with a degree in Horticulture. He served in the US Army for 18 months, including 12 months of combat duty in the Korean War. He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

Upon his return, he married Roberta in 1953 in Crystal City, Missouri. They moved to Conroe, Texas in 1955 to begin his career in commercial agriculture. In 1960, his son Conrad Jay was born, and in 1962, his daughter Eileen Gay as born.

Mel enjoyed a 31 year career with Jefferson Chemical Company (later Texaco Chemical) in 1962. He was an accomplished environmental scientist. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Conroe where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir. He also attended Conroe Bible Church. He loved sharing the bounty from his gardens and grew some of the best tomatoes imaginable. He loved baseball from his playing days to his coaching days and was a perennial Astros fan. After retiring from Texaco, he enjoyed doing handyman work for others, and building birdhouses and outdoor furniture.

Mel began a long term battle with cancer in 1988 and dealt with the side effects the rest of his life. He was the eternal optimist and courageously fought through many physical maladies.

Through all these endeavors, he made many lifelong friends, which he cherished. He was thankful for all the support and encouragement through the years from his friends and medical professionals.

Mel is survived by his wife of 62 years, Roberta, his son Jay Remley, his wife Elaine, and their son Collin of Boise Idaho, his daughter Eileen Remley of The Woodlands, Texas, his oldest brother Jimmy (Betty) Remley and youngest brother Joe (Alma Jo) Remley and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be welcomed into the afterlife by his parents, Albert and Alice, Al (Alma) and Ned (Auds of Baltimore, Maryland), and his twin brother Alvin (Audrey of Fort Worth, Texas).

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00pm on Friday, March 4, 2016 in The Sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Conroe.

In lieu of flowers, Mel requested monetary donations be made in his memory to Gideon's International to distribute God's eternal Word throughout the world.

Mel coped with many hardships in life and found comfort in his work, faith, family and friends. He is now being comforted by God and reunited with his mother who didn't get to provide comfort to her sons. Paul summed up this concept a letter to the Corinthians.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all Comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ, out comfort overflows." II Corinthians 1:3-5 NIV

You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Feb. 2 to Feb. 15, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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