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 Hardyâs 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