Richard L. McMellen, 52, of Slater, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
Cremation. Memorial graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Slater City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Butterfield Youth Services or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Oct. 24, 1955, in Lawrence, Kan., he was the son of Peggy Vaughn McMellen of Slater and the late Walter Oliver McMellen Jr. He was a self-employed roofer and carpenter in California and Missouri for the past 34 years.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Richard McMellen and Brandon McMellen, both of Slater; one daughter, Tracy McMellen of Slater; two grandchildren; four brothers, Anthony McMellen, James McMellen and Steven McMellen, all of Slater, and David McMellen of Modesto, Calif.; one sister, Kathleen Reeves of Slater; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Ashley McMellen, and two brothers, John McMellen and Paul McMellen.