John William Melville, 83 years of life, a resident of Deer Park and formerly of Valley, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
He is the dear husband of Virginia Malek and the loving father of Cheryl Farley and Dave Melville of Newport and Ron Melville of Chattaroy. His brothers are Robert Melville of Spokane and Gerald Melville of Valley. John enjoyed numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Born in 1928 in Valley, John graduated from Valley High School (Class of 1944) and served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver for many years with the State of Washington Highway Department and then was a slag hauler at ALCOA in Addy, retiring in 2011.
John was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Loon Lake.
A Memorial Service honoring Mr. Melville will be at the Assembly of God Church at Loon Lake at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, with Pastor Brian Davis officiating. A reception for all family and friends will follow.
Private family interment services will precede the funeral at the Chewelah Memorial Park Cemetery.
Lauer Funeral Home, Deer Park, will be in charge of arrangements.