ANDERSON — Melvin Robert Sandlin, 88, of Anderson died April 7, 2014, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Camden, Mo., to Charles Tildon and Nora Sandlin.
He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy for 11 years.
He worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in production and janitorial a total of 30 years before retiring in 1981.
He was a member of Vermillion Friends Church in Alexandria.
He enjoyed watching sports, especially football, baseball and basketball. He liked to bowl, fish and swim.
He is survived by his son, David Sandlin; three grandsons, Joseph Sandlin, James Sandlin and John Sandlin, all of Anderson; two great-grandsons, Jordan Sandlin and Isaiah Sandlin; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jean Sandlin died in 2008; two brothers, Fielden Sandlin and Roy Sandlin; and two sisters, Ethel Barnes and LaVerne White.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Pastor Fred Burke of Vermillion Friends officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery in Muncie where military graveside rites will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be given to the veterans organization of the donor’s choice.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.