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John Olen 'Youngblood' Melvin III of Herrin

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    John Melvin III

updated: 9/6/2021 10:35 AM

John Olen "Youngblood" Melvin III, 33, of Herrin, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1987 in Du Quoin to John Olen Melvin II and Donna (Gray) Cockrum. He is survived by his mother, Donna Cockrum of Tamaroa; his second mother, Tammy Melvin of Du Quoin; his children, Adrian Melvin, John Olen Melvin IV and Avery Melvin; grandmothers Joyce Poole of Du Quoin, Marilyn Melvin of Du Quoin and Deonna Schreiber of Mt. Vernon; uncle Mike Feldscher of Thebes; siblings, Jami Melvin of Sesser, Tricia (Bert Bloomfield) Melvin of Ava, Maeleigh Melvin of Du Quoin, Myai Melvin of Du Quoin, Brandi Melvin of Du Quoin, Trent (Shelby) Barber of Mt. Vernon, Tyler Barber of Mt. Vernon, Trevor Barber of Mt. Vernon and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Olen Melvin II, and his paternal grandparents.

He loved to ride his motorcycle and was a Prospect with the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club.

Funeral services will begin at noon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, Illinois. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the noon service at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Old Du Quoin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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