Melvin Thomas Walker, 78, of South Charleston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.
Melvin was the retired owner of Walker Masonry.
He was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County and a 1954 graduate of Charleston High School.
Melvin was also a life member of Bricklayers Union No. 9.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Sadie Walker, and brother, Keith Walker.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia; children, Renee (Richard) Fiorenzo of Youngstown, Ohio, Shandah (J.) Hart of Charleston and Jennifer (James) Workman of Cross Lanes; grandchildren, Christopher Fiorenzo and Justin and Jessica Workman; and lifelong friend and brother-in-law, Bill Walker.
Upon his request, there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in memory of Melvin to the West Virginia Special Olympics, 1206 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.