TRUMANN — Melvin George Dycus Sr., 83, of Trumann, departed this life Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.
He was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Bogota, Tenn., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Dycus was a former supervisor for Singer Co. and several other woodworking companies.
He was a member of the Trumann Lions Club and a member of Parkview Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann.
He enjoyed being around his neighbors and friends.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Lancaster and Betty Branch, one brother, Fred Dycus, and was the son of the late Houston Herb and Hazel Jewell Upton Dycus.
Mr. Dycus is survived by two daughters, Denise (Steve) Chaney of Waterloo, Ill., and Gina Dycus of Trumann; one son, Melvin (Jennifer) Dycus Jr. of Trumann; one stepson, Hilton (Ina Raye) Hurdle of Weiner; one sister, Carolyn (Bobby) Fletcher of Trumann; four grandchildren, Merrick Dycus, Maddox Dycus, Hollyn Dycus and Cristal (Zach) Humphrey; one great-grandson, Jasper (J.J.) Humphrey; two stepgrandchildren; Matt (Amanda) Hurdle and Alexis (John) Besharse; one step-great-grandson, Knox Hurdle; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. A celebration of life will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Robert “Bubba” Reese and Wayne Hillis officiating. Burial will be private in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.
In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering and signing of a COVID-19 acknowledgment form will be required and social distancing will be observed.
Memorials may be made to Parkview Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1042, Trumann 72472.
Online registry: www.thompsonfuneralhome.net