Melvin L. Rock, 88, of Millersburg, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Majora Care Center, Millersburg, after an extended illness.
He was born April 29, 1924, in Apple Creek to the late James W. and Rosa (Morr) Rock.
Melvin was a carpenter with Gibbons-Grable Co., retiring in 1985. Since retiring he had been driving the Putchtown Coach hauling Amish in the Holmes County area. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of Pigeon Run United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his care giver and great-niece, Onita (James E.) Lowe of Millersburg; many other nieces and nephews; a stepson, Hugh Smiley and a stepdaughter, Cheryl Brooks; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Rock; a brother, Laverene J. Rock, three sisters, Gladys Reynolds, Mary Franks and Elsie Sprankle; and a stepson, Tommie Smiley.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Paquelet & Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, with Douglas Hudson officiating. Burial was in Union Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.