Melvin Douglas King Jr. 49, Of Crescent City, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack in his home on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
Melvin was the 1st born son of Melvin D. Sr. & Evelyn King after waiting 6 long years. It was truly a gift from Heaven. Nana Cheney, Evelyn’s mother always wanted a little red-haired grandbaby & it was little Mel. Mel was later joined with 2 little brother’s, Matthew & Mark. Therefore, giving the proud parents, & I quote, “My 3 Sons”, unquote. Survived by his Mother, Evelyn (Cheney) (King) Flagg & Step-Father, Keith Flagg. Brother’s Matthew King of Crescent City & Mark & Liz King of Oregon City, OR. Fiancé, Barbara J. Smith of CC. Numerous Uncles/Aunts/Nieces/Nephews/Cousins.
Mel attended Crescent City Elementary Schools & graduated from DNHS in 1990.
Melvin was a U.S. Army Veteran & had a great love for God, Family, & Country. He followed in his Father’s footsteps & joined the US Army, as a Calvary Scout. Proudly serving as a PVT 2 from 1993-1996. Stationed 1st in Kentucky, then Cuba & 7 last at Fort Hood, TX. During his time in the Military, Melvin was decorated with The National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Sharp Shooter, Marksmanship Award & The Unification Badge with Rifle Bar. While serving our country, Melvin was hurt & received an Honorable-Medical Discharge in 1996.
Returning home, Mel had several careers & attended CMA Nursing School in Portland, OR. Working at several companies in Managerial Positions in Blythe, California. Eventually, returning back to his home-town of Crescent City, where he had worked as a Customer Service Manager at Wal-Mart for over 8 years.
Mel had a great passion for America & loved his flags, guns, photography as well as fishing. I can’t forget to mention his love of BIGFOOT & UFO’S, as we all know.
Most importantly & above all was his love & admiration for his Mother, Evelyn. Always with honor, respect and kindness he treated her like a mother deserves to be treated... like a queen. He believed & obeyed the 5th Commandment. “Children, Honor Thy Father & Mother”
Melvin loved his Family & had a “Heart of Gold”, he learned it from his Mother. Always helping other’s...For example, at Wal-Mart, if a customer couldn’t finish paying for their groceries, Mel opened his wallet & his heart. Or seeing a homeless man down on the waterfront with no shoes, he went & got him a pair of shoes. Always showing a great Love & Compassion for everyone around him.
Viewing was held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from Noon until 1:00 pm with services following at the Redwood Family Worship Center, 2900 English Lane, Crescent City, CA starting at 1:00 pm
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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