Funeral services for Melvin Heinrich, 82, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Heinrich died at 11:00 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at his home.
He was born August 8, 1932, at Hocomo, Missouri, to Lowell Emmitt Heinrich and Lottie Downing Heinrich. Mr. Heinrich was a veteran, having served as a Corporal with the United States Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. On November 28, 1959, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Argie Lou Meeks. Mr. Heinrich retired from Baxter Lab and was a cattle farmer. Melvin was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family, working on the family farm, fishing, flea markets and salvaging old junk. He always had a smile and a story to tell anyone. Mr. Heinrich was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Free Union Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Argie Heinrich, of the family home; one son, Chris Runion, wife, Twyla, Mountain Home, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Scott Runion, wife, Nikki, Brittany Runion, fiancé, Jeremy Helms, Katrina Runion and Mikeala Runion; two step-grandchildren, Emalee and Marlee Brashear; three sisters, Zelma Inman, husband, Bill, Loriane Painter, husband, Clayton and Doris Brown; one brother-in-law, Tom Meeks; and one sister-in-law, Betty Meeks.
His parents, one infant brother and one brother-in-law, Harold Meeks, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Amy Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Paragould Children’s Home and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.