Melvin Roy Wilks

October 21, 1950 ~ July 27, 2010

Melvin Roy Wilks, 59, of Moss Bluff died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in the comfort of his home.

Mr. Wilks lived most of his life in the Lake Charles area and was a graduate of Marion High School and McNeese State University. He retired a Warehouse Supervisor after nearly twenty years of service for Gulf States Utilities/Entergy. Following his retirement, he owned and operated Three-Way Tire and Alignment in Bridge City, TX.

Mr. Wilks was an avid sports fan, football, basketball, baseball, golf. He loved it all, and was especially partial to the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. During his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He will be greatly missed, leaving to honor his memory, his mother, Maxine Chapman Wilks of Moss Bluff; daughter, Cindy Morse and husband Toney of Sulphur; son Jamie Wilks and wife Susan of Sulphur; four grandchildren, Ariel, Brooks and Tristan Morse and Reece Wilks, all of Sulphur; one brother, Jerry Wilks of Moss Bluff; one sister, Barbara Fowler of Moss Bluff and his ex- wife, Sue Wilks of Bridge City, TX.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby G. Wilks.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 29, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Jon C. Hair will officiate. Interment will follow in Ritchie Cemetery. Visitation Thursday will be from 8:00 AM until the time of service in the funeral home.

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  1. Aunt Maxine Family,Sorry to hear about Melvin, can't believe how much he looks like my Dad.May God comfort and keep all of you.I love and miss all of you.

  2. I worked with Melvin several years ago in the storeroom at Nelson Coal. I remember him as always having a smile, and loving to joke around.

  3. Melvin and I were married for 13 years, and remained close friends. Even with a situation beyond our control, we loved each other until the end. We were Soul Mates. Thank you Melvin for your love, for the many laughs and good times and all the wonderful memories . I keep waiting for the phone to ring, but the phone calls have ceased. I know every time I have some news to share with you I will have the urge to grab the phone to call you. But I also know that because the phone calls have ceased, so has your battle, and I thank God for that. I will miss you. You will always be in my heart, and I will be faithful to you until we meet again. Rest In Peace. Sue Wilks (Susie-Q)

  4. Melvin was a close teenage friend. We lived next door to each other in high school. My condolences to Mrs. Wilks, Barbara, and Jerry. We had some great times and he will be missed.

  5. To Melvin's family,Melvin was a person that neither of us will ever forget. He and his first wife Gloria were great friends of ours back when we all lived in Westlake. Boy did we have some fun times together.Melvin made us both laugh harder then almost anyone. I will always cherish the nickname Chuck that he gave me (Allyn). I have had a million nicknames over the years but Chuck will always be my favorite.Melvin was very special to us both and we will deeply miss him but never forget him! We love you Melvin!!Chuck Brad

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