Melvin Ellwood Egbert

Melvin Ellwood Egbert

Melvin Ellwood Egbert, 87, of Palestine, W.Va., passed away Feb. 14, 2017, at Ohio Valley Health Care of Parkersburg, WV.

He was born Dec 18, 1929, in Baltimore, Md., the son of the Late Walter Raymond and Beatrice Ethel (Slimmer) Egbert.

He graduated from Cambridge (Md.) High School in 1946 and retired from the United States Navy in August 1968 after 22 1/2 years of service as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, receiving the Good Conduct Ribbon, Korean Campaign, China Service, Navy Occupation, two Navy Unit Commendation Ribbons, Good Conduct Medal 2nd and 3rd Award, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Good Conduct Medal 5th and 6th Award, Navy Achievement Medal, Arm Forces Expeditionary Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.

Ten days after retiring from the Navy, Mel started working at Sears in Parkersburg as a service technician and retired in June 1990 after 21 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Jean (Cale) Egbert; two children, Faith Jean (Keith ) Smith of Elizabeth and Daniel Park (Pat) Egbert of Palestine; five grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Nolan of Zanesville, Daniel (Lindsey) Egbert II of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Chad (Tamara) Smith of Louisville, Tenn., Gretchen (Ryan) Sprouse of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Derek Egbert of Palestine; nine great-grandchildren, Isaac Nolan, Trenton Ashley, Jordan Nolan, Aaron Ashley, Cody Egbert, Briana Egbert, Elara Smith, Kelthyn Smith and Reid Sprouse.

In addition to his parents was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Park, Lester, Ivan and Albert Egbert; and one sister, Virginia Egbert.

Bother and sister In Laws Clyde and Virginia Cale and Eleanor and Melvin Watson

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Elizabeth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Williams, the Rev. James Bruce and the Rev. Paul Russell.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth and two hours prior to services Sunday at the Church.Interment will be held at a later date at The National Cemetery in Pruntytown, W.Va.

The family would like to thank the staff of Ohio Valley Health Care, for the wonderful care and support.

In lieu of Flowers Memorial donations can be made to the Elizabeth United Methodist Church P O Box 549 Elizabeth WV 26143