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Melvin George Dycus
September 11, 1937 - February 12, 2021

Mr. Melvin George Dycus, Sr., of Trumann, Arkansas departed this life on Friday, February 12, 2021 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 1 day.  He was born Saturday, September 11, 1937 in Bogota, Tenn., and had lived most of his lifetime in Trumann. Mr. Dycus was a former supervisor for the Singer Company and several other woodworking companies. He was a member of the Trumann Lions Club and a member of Parkview Missionary Baptist Church in Trumann.  He enjoyed being around his neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Lancaster and Betty Branch; one brother, Fred Dycus and was the son of the late Houston Herb and Hazel Jewell Upton Dycus.                                           Mr. Dycus is survived by two daughters, Denise (Steve) Chaney of Waterloo, Ill and Gina Dycus of Trumann; one son, Melvin (Jennifer) Dycus, Jr. of Trumann; one step-son, Hilton (Ina Raye) Hurdle of Weiner, Ark.; one sister, Carolyn (Bobby Fletcher of Trumann; four grandchildren, Merrick Dycus, Maddox Dycus, Hollyn Dycus and Cristal (Zach) Humphrey; one great-grandson, Jasper (J.J.) Humphrey; two step-grandchildren; Matt (Amanda) Hurdle and Alexis (John) Besharse; one step-great-grandson, Knox Hurdle  and several nieces and nephews.       The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. A Celebration of life will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Bro. Robert “Bubba” Reese and Bro. Wayne Hillis officiating.  Burial will be private at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark.       In compliance with Covid-19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is required, a Covid-19 acknowledgement form is required to be signed and social distancing will be observed.       Memorials may be made to the Parkview Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1042 in Trumann, Ark.       An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Linda F Thompson, Cordova Tennessee says

    Our sympathy to the family from Melvin's Newbern TN High School Class of 1956.

  2. Pris DeFord , says

    This was kindest man with wonderful children step children and family , he will forever be missed

  3. Theresa Lancaster Thompson, Whitmore Lake, Michigan says

    My Dad, LC Lancaster, still recounts the first time he had dinner with the Dycus family. Dad was sweet on my Mom, who was Melvin's oldest sister. My Uncle Melvin (who was about 7 yrs old) was sitting next to Dad at the dinner table. My Dad asked him to pass the biscuits, to which Melvin replied, "You've had five to my one." lol The things I remember most about my Uncle Melvin, he always so genuinely excited to see us when we came to Trumann for vacations. He would always take my husband, Gary, fishing on the St Francis for catfish. Then would come back and have a fish fry and hush puppies. But what I will miss the most is how he always called me "darlin". Even though I wasn't the only one he called that sweet term, he made feel special. The last time I called him he still called me that and I can still hear his voice. I'm sorry we cannot be there to support our relatives during this time but we are there in spirit. It's nice to know he is sitting on a porch next to my Mom, Uncle Fred, Aunt Betty and my Mamaw and Papaw! We love you Uncle Melvin, may you R.I.P.

  4. Ronnie D Smith, Iola Texas says

    I loved my Uncle Melvin! I looked up to him as a young boy. He was a " Father Figure" to me. He instilled in me a love for the outdoors. He let me tag along several times and treated me just super! He told me once as we were leaving the squirrel woods ( I might have been ten at the time) " Ronnie, I could have followed your trail by the dead black birds and Blue Jays." I might not enjoy hunting and fishing today if not for Uncle Melvin. I'm passing it on " Bud!" Thank You for caring about me. So long! Xoxox

  5. Louise Upton, Jonesboro Arkansas says

    Sorry for your loss

  6. Randy Dycus, Olive Branch, MS says

    Condolences and love to all! I remember Uncle Melvin as a very warm and friendly man - someone who loved life. Best wishes and prayers from my family.

  7. Wayne Lancaster, Pennsylvania says

    I always enjoyed our trips to Turmann as kids and visiting family. The stories Uncle Melvin used to tell me about our Arkansas, my cousins, his brother and sisters, etc were always interesting. And the fishing trips he and Uncle Fred took me on are still vivid in my memories. Also, how could I forget, the cat fish and frog leg fries out in the back yard! Over the last few years we mostly just talked on the phone, but it was alway enjoyable! His answering the phone "hello bud, I'm so glad you called" brought a smile to my face. He will be missed! My prayers go out to you all! Love Wayne

  8. Lora dorton-cheney , Indianapolis says

    Denise, Gina, and Melvin: I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I have and will always love both of your parents. I spent so many wonderful hours in your childhood home. My prayers and love go out to you all at this difficult time and the months ahead

  9. Neal W Vickers, JONESBORO says

    Melvin was a super man! He also was a real asset to Trumann and will be greatly missed. I was blessed to have counted him as my friend, and as a friend to our entire family. I pray that God conforts all of you in this time and please accept our most sincere condolences from the Vickers family.

  10. David L. Davis, Trumann, AR says

    I am so sorry!! He was a good friend!!

  11. LYNN OSMENT, Trumann, AR 72472 says

    My thoughts and prayers are with Melvin’s family. May each of you feel God’s presence and peace!!!! Love to all!!

  12. Johnnie (Kendall) Mitchusson, Star City says

    Sending Condolences

  13. Jim and Myra Osment, Germantown, Tn says

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all!! ????

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