Melvin James Colvin, 69, of Bainbridge, GA, formerly of Gadsden County, FL, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019.
The family will receive friends from immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to: Bainbridge High School Band, 1 Bearcat Boulevard, Bainbridge, GA 39819.
Melvin James Colvin was born June 13, 1950 in Quincy, FL, the son of Curtis and Helen Wade Colvin. He retired from Hinson Oil Company as a truck driver. Melvin was Baptist by faith.
Grandchildren were a highlight in Melvin’s life. He enjoyed spending every moment he could with family which soon included the staff at Bainbridge Health & Rehab. If he spent any amount of time with you, he felt you earned the right to be “family”. Sports could be a hot topic, especially during football season. Melvin was quick to share his ideas on who should be doing what on the field. He loved a family softball game and shouted encouragement like it was the World Series.
Survivors include his children, Don & Patty Hoskins, James “Buddy” & Jennifer Hoskins, Sandy Griffin, Nita & Pudge Floyd, Beverly Love, Steven Colvin, all of Bainbridge, GA and James & Tracey Colvin of Tallahassee, FL; his grandchildren, Shane, Shawn, Sheldon, Tyler, Caitlyn, Kayla, Preston, Jacob, Samantha, Bobby, Jordan, Tristan, Carson and Albren; and his great-grandchildren, Gavin, Ethan, Vada, Hunter, Grayson, Tanner, Lilli, Addie, Jayden and Hazeleigh. In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by his sister, May Nishimoto; and a special friend, Marie Welch.