Melvin Randolph, 78, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at his beloved home on the Tennessee River in Meigs County.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Nellie Randolph, his wife of 51 years. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hattie Randolph; as well as sisters, Evelyn Womack and Loretta Melton; and brothers, Richard Randolph and Jerry Randolph.
He is survived by his two children: Sherry Payne and son-in-law, Paul Payne; son, Terry Randolph and daughter-in-law, Carolyn Randolph; grandsons: Randy Payne and Nicholas Payne and his wife, Tabitha Payne; great-grandchildren: Logan, Rayley, Paisley Payne and Olivia Payne; sister, Charlotte and her husband, Horace Newman; special nieces and honorary daughters, Ann Vernon, Darlene Robertson and Kathy Reagan; and many other nieces and nephews.
He was an honorably discharged veteran having served in The United States Marine Corp. He was proud to be an old “JarHead”! He was deeply loved by his family and will be greatly missed!
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, from 2 to 3 p.m., with the service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Companion Funeral Home, Athens Chapel (400 S. White St., Athens).
The burial is to follow at Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery with Scott Rymer, Chuck Rymer, Brad Hunt, Bill Beck, Jeff Robertson, and Bruce Randolph serving as pallbearers.
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