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Melvin John (Mel) Jacks


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Melvin John (Mel) Jacks Obituary
Melvin (Mel) John Jacks, 76, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2019 at his home in West Point, VA. Melvin was born on September 15, 1942 in Port Richmond, VA to the late Joseph and Anna Jacks. In addition to his parents, Melvin was predeceased by his infant daughter, Melanie Lynn. Melvin served in the United States Air Force from October 1962 to March 1966. At his request he spent all of his tour overseas, off to see the great world. He later worked as a millwright at the West Point paper mill for 32 years. In 1974, Melvin married his true love, Linda M. Bryant. As a young man Melvin enjoyed tournament bass fishing, and later in life he shared his passion for trout fishing with his family and friends. Melvin is survived by his wife, Linda of 44 years, his daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and John Milby of Kunkletown, PA and Melissa and Shawn Hurley of Shacklefords, VA, and his grandson, Mason Hurley. Also surviving Melvin are his siblings Donald, Jerome, JoAnn, Norman, and Raymond. A special thanks to all the caregivers and those who provided assistance through the years Gail, Carrie, Julie, Stephanie, Jessica and all the many helping hands. Visitation will be held at Vincent's Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 4-7 pm.Funeral services will be performed at Vincent's Funeral Home in West Point on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Melvin's name to the West Point Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad at PO Box X, West Point, VA 23181. Tributes may be posted at www.vincentfh.com.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 14, 2019
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