Melvin R. Claycomb

June 27, 1937 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 83)


Melvin R. Claycomb


Melvin R. Claycomb, 83, of Imler, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at his home.

He was born on June 27, 1937; son of the late Irvin R. Claycomb and Minnie J. (Stiegers) Ravenscraft.

On July 19, 1956, he married Phyllis M. (Allison) Claycomb.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley Claycomb; brother, Dervin Claycomb; half-brothers, John William Claycomb and Zane Claycomb.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Melvin L. Claycomb of Imler; Randy S. Claycomb of Imler; Scott Claycomb of Gates, N.C.; and Angela J. Lafferty of Imler; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; half-brother, Donald Claycomb of Schellsburg; half-sisters, Gloria Gonsman of Claysburg; Marilyn Lemin; Brenda Claycomb of Schellsburg; and Cindy Claycomb.

Melvin was a member of the Community Bible Church in Imler. He was an amazing example for his family of how to be a great husband, father, and grandfather. He was well known in the community for helping anyone in need. He was a mechanical wiz and loved working in the garage daily.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bedford County Hospice.

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Arrangements by the J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home.

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