Moss Buff, La.
Melvin Roy Wilks, 59, of Moss Bluff, La., died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in the comfort of his home. Funeral services were July 29 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Charles with the Rev. Jon C. Hair officiating. Interment was in Ritchie Cemetery.

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 as warehouse supervisor after nearly 20 years of service for Gulf States Utilities/Entergy. Following his retirement, he owned and operated Three-Way Tire and Alignment in Bridge City.

Mr. Wilks was an avid sports fan; football, basketball, baseball and golf. He loved it all and was especially partial to the Denver Broncos and the 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; one daughter, Cindy Morse and husband Toney of Sulphur, La.; one 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 ex-wife and friend, Sue Wilks of Bridge City.

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

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