SIKESTON -- Melvin C. Young, 72, died March 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 2, 1934, in Tiptonville, Tenn., son of the late Robert Wade and Bunna Godwin Young, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked in construction before retiring.
Survivors include: two sons, Melvin Troy Young and Christopher Shawn Young of Scott City; one daughter, Kresla Ann Hawkins of Sikeston; one brother, Winston Wade Young of Sikeston; and two granddaughters, Mikaela Brooke Hawkins and Kathryn Elizabeth Hawkins of Sikeston.
One sister and three brothers preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.