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Melvin L Grile

Melvin L. Grile, 74, Union City, Ohio, passed away Monday November 2, 2015 at his residence.  He was born March 3, 1941 in Randolph County to the late Cline J. and Velma Holdeman Grile.  Melvin was employed at Sheller-Globe Hardy’s Division for 28 years and also was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He was a member of American Legion Post #158 and the Daystar Grace Brethren Church.  Melvin loved and supported his grandchildren in their activities, enjoyed going to the casino, and loved playing church dart ball.
  Survivors include; wife of 44 years, Sue (Gilbert) Grile; children, Jami S. Hile, and Jacqui S. (Nathan) Johnson both of Union City, Ohio; grandchildren, Bryce J. Hile, Bailey L. Johnson, and Blayne N. Johnson; a great granddaughter, Autumn R. Hile; 4 sisters, Joyce (Richard) Barga of U.C., Ind., Jeanette (Kenneth) Beanblossom of U.C., Ohio, Deloris (Ron) Goffena of Celina, Ohio, Roberta (Larry) Jenkins of Winchester, Ind.; sister-in-law, Margaret Grile of U.C., Ohio; nieces and nephews also.

  Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, JoRetta Wilkinson, Norman Moore, Marjorie Jenkins; a brother, Esby Grile.

  Visitation will be 5-8 P.M. Friday November 6, 2015 at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday November 7, 2015 also at the funeral home with the Rev. Nick Philiposian and Rev. Mick Whistler officiating.  Burial will follow in the Snell Cemetery, Union City, Ohio with military burial rites conducted by the Randolph County Honor Guard.  

  Memorial contributions can be made to the Darke County Cancer Society or State of the Heart Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

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Sue & family, So sorry to hear about Melvin. God bless all your family at this difficult times in your lives.

Pam & Roy Younger Nov 7 2015 12:00 AM

My heart aches for you and your family.  Mel was a great guy and his smile was infectious.  He will be missed by so many.  May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and remembering all those great memories will give you comfort.  Blessings to you all...

Crystal Dodd Nov 7 2015 12:00 AM

My heart aches for you and your family.  Mel was a great guy...  He will be missed by so many.  May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and remembering all those good times will comfort you.  Blessing to you all.

Crystal Dodd Nov 7 2015 12:00 AM

I was sadden to hear of Mels passing. He always had a smile while delivering salad. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Julie Helman Nov 4 2015 12:00 AM

Sue and Family. Mel was such a nice man and I enjoyed working with him when he came in the store at Marsh. He will be missed. Prayers and thoughts to each of you. Sincerely, Connie

Connie Bruner Nov 4 2015 12:00 AM

During these grief life times words seldom express the impactful feelings one encounters when a loved one passes.  Especially when it is one that is loved so much and for so long.  These then are the precious moments when we acknowledge the grief that has befallen you, dear friend.  We are very saddened by your loss.  We pray God's endearing love shelters you during this difficult period to provide you with the strength to endure this painful time.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to aid you in your healing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tim and Glenna Burkett

Tim and Glenna Burkett Nov 3 2015 12:00 AM

Mel was my mom's, Norma Grile Moore's, brother; which made him my Uncle for the past 60 some years. Many card games, much laughter, tankards of coffee and yes, even some sorrows bonded us together over the years. I recall Uncle Mel working at my Dad's detective agency in the 60's, when we lived in Ft. Wayne; so we got to see him once in a while, as kids, during that time.  I never got to thank him for his service to our country; but I do recognize his contribution and am glad to hear he will have this recognition at his services. My heart goes out to Aunt Sue and the rest of their family and friends as we have lost a crown jewel. I know he would want us to continue to love one another and do what we can to keep this country of ours great.

Ginny Moore Korsikas Nov 3 2015 12:00 AM