Rev. Melvin Joseph Fanning
March 29, 1939 - March 7, 2021
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Thursday 3/11, 10:00 am

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Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, beloved friend, and devoted pastor Melvin Joseph Fanning passed away on March 7, 2021, at the age of 81 as he was surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Melvin was born on March 29, 1939 in Milo, Missouri, to Ralph and Mildred Fanning. He was one of eight children,…

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Jim Handyside and Family left a message on March 11, 2021:
We are so blessed to have known Uncle Melvin and with all the good memories we have of him. We remember what a special man he was, his testimony, love for the Lord, and years of faithful service. He will always have a special place in our hearts and we look forward to seeing him again in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Joan, and the entire family, that you will experience peace and comfort from our Good Shepherd both now, and in the days to come.
Susan Womack left a message on March 10, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. You are my thoughts and prayers.
Joy Florczak left a message on March 10, 2021:
Even from so many miles away, Uncle Melvin will be so missed! How easily he endeared himself to all of his nieces and nephews out here in New York. Every phone conversation over the years was a special connection with a special man. His was a life well lived and we were blessed to know him and call him family. To Aunt Joan and all of the family, we are so sorry that we cannot be there with you now. Please know that our hearts, our prayers and our affections are with you. May God bless you and comfort you. Much love! Tim and Joy Florczak
Ray Spencer left a message on March 9, 2021:
Was so sorry to hear about Melvin. I always enjoyed listening to Melvin and Patty sharing stories and making everyone laugh. He was a special person and will be missed by many. I am sure Melvin and Patty are together sharing stories and laughing once again!
Tiffany Ingram left a message on March 9, 2021:
I am very sorry to hear about Uncle Melvin; I wish I could have grown up knowing him! Sending thoughts, prayers, and love to you all!
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Jessica Mason left a message on March 9, 2021:
Uncle Melvin you’ll always be so special to Me. I wish we could have visited more.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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