Melvin D. Small - 79

9/7/1935 - 3/16/2015

Cherry Valley, IL

Cherry Valley – Melvin Dewayne Small, age 79, of Cherry Valley passed away in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on September 8, 1935 in New Milford, IL to Troy E. Small and Florence H. (Beach) Small. Melvin married Joan Love on July 12, 1958. He worked as a tool room clerk for White Sunstrand in Belvedere and was a member of Cherry Valley United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joan of Cherry Valley; children, Troy (Luz) Small of San Diego, CA, Sherri (Terry Dean) Clark of Gentry, AR, and Melody Krupski of Rockford, IL; sisters, Iola Elliot of Rockford, IL and Ilean Shelton of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Daniel, Kathleen, Kyle, Terry, JR., Donny, Joey, and Christina; and great grandchildren, Angel, Savannah, Olivia, Shane, Heidi, and Kent. He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Alice and their baby, son Kevin, brother Roy and sisters Ida and Ione. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday March 24, 2015 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt in Stillman Valley with Pastor Monty Fox of Cherry Valley United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service from 1-2pm. Burial will be in Stillman Valley Cemetery. A memorial fund is established in his name.

Visitation:

1:00 - 2:00 PM Tuesday March 24, 2015 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt in Stillman Valley

Service:

2:00 PM Tuesday March 24, 2015 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt in Stillman Valley

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