Melvin Leo LeBaugh, 91, a longtime resident of Mahomet, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Gibson City Heritage Manor.
Melvin or “Boy” as he was affectionately referred to, was born on December 26, 1930 in Champaign; the son of Melvin Max and Louise (Bridges) LeBaugh. His first job was working at his father’s coal company. After graduating from Uni High School, Melvin attended Kemper Military School in Boonville, MO before being drafted into the Army. He served in the Korean War as a lead Tanker. He married Shirley Mae Richardson on April 12, 1952. Together they celebrated 70 years of marriage in 2022.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Shirley; 4 children, Michael of Champaign, Gregory (Chris Smith Pruett) of Dewey, Sandra (David) Maxwell of Farmer City and Jamie (Debra) of Mahomet; 1 sister, Lorna Morgan of Champaign; several grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 2 step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, 1 brother and many friends.
He worked as a self-employed plumber from 1960-1966 and was a plumber in UA Local 149 Plumbers & Pipefitters until his retirement in 1992. He was also a member of American Legion Post #24. In his retirement, Melvin enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was also a skilled woodworker and loved to watch the St. Louis Cardinals.
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