Melvin, William Monroe

William (“Bill”) Monroe Melvin, 74, of Pearisburg, VA, peacefully transitioned from this earth Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Montgomery Lewis Gale Hospital. On September 8, 1944, he was born and raised in the Mechanicsburg community of Bland, VA.

Bill graduated in the 1962 class of Bland High School. He worked at Dublin Garment, Flow Laborious, drove a tractor trailer, Renee Composites and retired from the Town of Pearisburg.

Bill was always the joker in the family. There was always a smile on your face when he came around. He loved to fish and take his boat to Claytor Lake. He enjoyed hunting and making sure his garden was planted every year. He was an avid CB Communicator Operator and his handle was “Lead Foot”.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Edward & Edith Durham Melvin, Bland, and his mother-in-law, Virginia Trenar, Pearisburg.

Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Trenar Melvin; his daughter & son-in-law, Saprina & Duke Lucas, Pembroke; his son, Steven Melvin, Pearisburg; his brother & sister-in-law, Jimmy & Connie Melvin, Bland; his sisters & brother-in-law, Patty & Bobby Chandler, Bland, Nancy Melvin, Wytheville, and Kathy Boyd, Bland; three grandchildren, which he cherished, Dustin & Sara McVey, Pearisburg, Dylan & Kristin McVey, Eggleston, and Brittany & Ethan Howell, Christiansburg; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Owen and Kairi; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and in-laws; and three special friends, Taz Tickle, David Rice and Gary Flinchum.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with Jordan Midkiff and Junior Midkiff officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, Inc. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

The Melvin family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.