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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Elias Melchor

Lou Melchor

Monday, January 11th, 1932 - Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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Elias “Lou” E. Melchor, 87, of Oklahoma City, passed away Nov 16, 2019. Lou was born on Jan 11, 1932 in Waelder Tx to Juan and Apolinaria Melchor. His family called him Rocky.

Lou moved with his family to San Antonio Tx where he joined the Air Force at 18 and served during the Korean War as a personnel specialist. He volunteered for assignments that took him to Canada, Germany and London where he managed NCO clubs allowing him to meet many of the great entertainers from the 1950s. An Air Force assignment with the Oklahoma Air National Guard eventually brought Lou to Oklahoma City in January of 1960. He started a family and began a new career in restaurants. During the 1970s, Lou owned a Del Rancho drive-in and the Gridiron drive-in. Lou was a civic leader active in the Kiwanis club helping to serve his community. In 1984, Lou went to work as an aircraft mechanic at Tinker AFB working mostly on the B-52 and KC-135 aircraft. In 1991, Lou returned to Germany to manage the NCO club at the Templehof Airport in Berlin. Lou returned to finish his career at Tinker AFB until his retirement in 2004.

Lou enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, cooking, exercising, sports and sharing stories. He was a loving and proud father. He was an incredibly hard worker. He was a devoted brother. He was a great friend. He knew how to have fun. He loved getting to know people and share his love for life. Lou let everyone know he had a great life.

Lou is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jose Campos & Jose Melchor & Faustino Melchor, sisters Elvira Brabson & Juanita Mastricola & Josefita Guitierrez & Anita Eureste, daughter Christina Williams.

Lou is survived by his sons Jay (Darcy) Melchor and Jonathan (Mary Anne) Melchor, brothers Ruben (Norma) Melchor and David (Louise) Melchor.

A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 PM, Dec 14, 2019 at Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes Chapel.
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    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 2:00pm
    South Lakes Chapel
    4000 S.W. 119th
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With loving memories of our Uncle Rocky. From Janie's (Juanita) children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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We are so glad we knew Papa Lou! He was a wonderful person. We are thinking of you & sending love & prayers. Anthony & Helen
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Irma Roth

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It is a privilege to call you Primo, Cousin and my life was enriched by your sharing on FB. Condolences to his beloved sons, grandkids, family and friends. He had a great life and he lived it well. RIP Love You Your Cousin, Irma Melchor Roth

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