He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church and an Army Veteran. Melvin retired as custodian from the LaRue County Courthouse and was a former employee of Brown and Williams Company for thirteen years. A lifelong farmer, he was also an avid wood worker and gardener.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Clora Warren Thompson; two sisters, Irene Metcalf and Darlene Davis and a brother, Homer Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris Jean Dye Thompson; a daughter, Penny Annette (Glen) Viers of Hodgenville; a son, Melvin Darryl Thompson of Perryville; four grandchildren, Jason Walters, Chad Walters, Chasity Rose Walters and Elizabeth Mae Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Andrew Farmer and Brian Brackett; a sister, Ada Lewis of Summersville; two brothers, Ray Thompson and Walter John (Alene) Thompson all of Hodgenville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Gardner and Rev. Daryl Coe officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 PM, Friday and after 10 AM, Saturday at the funeral home