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CSM Thomas Jerome Melvin, Sr. (USA, ret.)

June 21, 1945 — March 13, 2018

CSM Thomas J. Melvin, Sr. (US Army, retired), 72, passed away at home Tuesday, March 13, 2018, surrounded by his family.

A resident of Hinesville for the past 35 years, he retired from the United States Army after 25 years of service.  After serving three tours in Germany and one to Korea, his career culminated as the Command Sergeant Major, 1st Brigade, 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.  He enjoyed skeet shooting and fishing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Delores “Dee” Melvin; children, David Melvin (Jennifer) of Ocala, FL, Elizabeth McGowan of Ludowici, Thomas J. Melvin, Jr. (Bianca) of LaVernia, TX, and Daniel Melvin (Susan) of Guyton; two sisters, Virginia Sue King and Connie Weaver both of Crescent City, FL; brother, Walter Weaver of Crescent City; ten grandchildren, one very special great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be the members of the United States Army Honor Guard.  CSM Melvin’s grandsons Ryan McGowan, Gavin McGowan, Justin Floyd, Jason Floyd, Austin Melvin, Joshua Melvin, Cain Melvin, and Cole Melvin, will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Friday, March 16, 2018 at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, followed by burial at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville at 3 pm with Full Military Honors. 

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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