Dwight Melow

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dwight Melow, 90, of Greencastle, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at his residence.

Born Dec. 16, 1925 in Bethaldo, Ill., he was the son of Orville Melow and Barbara (Fritchie) Melow.

He married Lenora Maynard in 1948 and she survives.

Dwight had worked for Consolidated Freightway as an OTR Trucker. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 135.

He served in the US Navy during World War II.

His hobbies included auto racing, in particular Formula One Racing.

Survivors in addition to his wife include eight children, Janice Parker (Denny), Diana Dever, Charlene Langley, Brenda Sue Mitchell, Debi Alexander (Jim), Dwight William Melow, Barbara Tomasik (Ron) and Lynette Reid (Craig); 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters and four brothers.

His parents and daughter Marlene Melow preceded him in death.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at his home.

The Bousley Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Visit bousleyhaysfuneralhome.com.