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Melvin T. Jennings Jr.

April 27, 1935 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 85)


Melvin (Sonny) Todd Jennings Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 11, 2021. He was born in Rocky River, Ohio on April 27, 1935 to Melvin Sr. and Dorothy (Peaco) Jennings. He married Patricia Johnson on June 9, 1954 and just celebrated their 66th anniversary last June.  He was the beloved father of four children; twin daughters, Kimberly (Bill) Little, of Denver, NC. Valarie (Scott) Harrington of Austinburg, OH and a son Mike (Crystal) Jennings Sr. of Gastonia, NC and a daughter Vicki Walker of Akron, OH , Two sisters Barbara Carpenter and Gloria Routley; Nine grandchildren; William, Matthew, Jeffrey and Brennen Little; Scott Jr., Rachael (Harrington) Daubenspeck, and Steven Harrington; Michael Jr. and Tiffany (Jennings) Seay.  Three great grandchildren, Finley, Kenna and Warren.  He also has two foster girls, Martha (Russ) Sekki and Ruth (Ernie) Christo, eight foster grandchildren and 10 foster great grandchildren.


Melvin worked at The Ashtabula Bow Socket until they closed the doors. Then worked at True Temper, Pinney Dock, Triad, Webb Mfg. and was a sub custodian for the Buckeye Local Schools.


He enjoyed his family, camping, Western movies and meeting and talking with people he came in contact with.


Melvin will be remembered as a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather who so enjoyed spending time with family.


He will be greatly missed by family and friends.


A small family service was held January 14, 2021.


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