Melvin L. Stafford, age 76, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away at 3:02 P.M. on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville after an extended illness. Mr. Stafford had been employed by Evans Equipment in Butler, Indiana, for many years until his retirement 1993. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending pow wows. Melvin L. Stafford was born on March 23, 1943, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the son of Henry Lee and Imogene (Brewer) Stafford. He married Barbara A. Reeves on May 12, 1979, in Hicksville and she survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Dan Stafford, and a daughter, Sis Marie Stafford, both of Hicksville; a granddaughter, Piper Stafford, of Hicksville; a sister, Penny (Stanley) Noll; a brother, Jim Stafford; a half brother, Clyde (Deb) Stafford, of Muncie, Indiana; and a sister-in-law, Teresa Stafford. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Eugene; a sister, Caroline; two nephews, Jim Stafford and D. Eugene Stafford; and a sister-in-law, Norma Jean Stafford. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 3:00-7:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, Ohio. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with Reverend Robert Knapp officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton. Memorials are requested to Christmas for Kids Charity in Hicksville.