Melvin James Loncon

Published 3:15 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Melvin James Loncon, 75, of Hemphill, Texas passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Harbor Hospice Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

Melvin was born April 13, 1941 in Port Arthur, Texas to Laodice Loncon and Doris Ledet Loncon.

He was a resident of Hemphill and was retired from Fina and was serving as fire chief of Fairmount Fire Department. Melvin proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1964.

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Survivors include his wife, Jean Loncon of Hemphill; two daughters, Darlene Young and her husband Scott of Fannett, TX, and Regina Simmons of Groves, TX; two sons, Jerry Loncon and his wife Julie of Nederland, Jamie Loncon and his wife Carlee of Groves; sister, Melba Loncon; brother, David Loncon and his wife Jonell of Nederland; special granddaughter; Tori Knepp and her husband Russell of Groves; grandchildren; Brandon, Macie, Shayla, Brody, Jonathon, Leslye, Klara, Conner, and Andy; great-grandchildren; Brant, Braeson, Brynlee, Bayslie, and Bentley; his dogs, Tootsie, Chippy, Mia, Noel, Cheetoes, and Buddy.

A visitation will be Friday, May 13, 2016 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill, Texas.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 a visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Groves with Reverend J. C. Coon officiating.