A funeral service for Melvin Lee Linthicum of Mtn. Home, Ark., will be 3 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mtn. Home, Ark. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service.
Melvin passed away April 15, 2019, in Mtn. Home, Ark., at the age of 76. He was born Dec. 12, 1942, in Hocomo, the son of Elmer and Theo Ellison Beasley. Melvin was saved and became a Christian, June 1954, at the age of 11. He was baptized Aug. 22, 1954, by his uncle, Reverend John Wray. He worked as a lineman for the Howell-Oregon Electric Company. He attended the Full Gospel Bible Church in Bakersfield, and the Masonic Lodge in West Plains, Mt. Zion #327 and was a 50-year Master Mason. He was also a lake fishing guide and owned Mel’s Professional Painting in Mtn. Home.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Maxine Linthicum of Mtn. Home, Ark.; three sisters, Priscilla Linthicum of Midway, Ark., Norma (Dale) Baxter of West Plains, and Barbara Luschen of Raymore; niece, Marie Smith; great-nieces and nephew, Taylor, Mackenzie and Gage Smith; two stepdaughters, which he called “my girls,” Karen (Daryl) Carpenter and Gail (Joe) Welsch; and grandchildren, Tyler, Jeffery, Christine, Jessica, Christopher and Nicholas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michelle Linthicum; sister, Lana Herrell; and two stepsons, Alan and Ray Fleeman.
Burial will be in the Pontiac Cemetery, Pontiac.
Memorials may be made to Kindness, Inc., P.O. Box 1057, Mtn. Home, AR 72654.
Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services – Mtn. Home, Ark.
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