Melvin E. Lanham, 76, Gosport, died Saturday at his residence.
Born in Lebanon, he was the son of George N. and Mabel (Copeland) Lanham.
he was a member of United Steel Workers of America Local 1999.
He married Lois Jean Bea, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are three sons, Jim Lanham and wife Darla, Jack Lanham and wife Cathy, all of Spencer, and David Lanham, Patricksburg; two daughters, Beth Williams and husband Greg, Patricksburg, and Cindy Nickless and husband Brad, Gosport; two sisters, Helen Boler, New Winchester, and Sue Morrison, Austin, Texas; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Harry and Everett Lanham, and twin sister Mary Jean Holland.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Wayne Sempsrott officiating. Burial will be in Gosport Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.westparri shpedigo.com.