Melvin Dean Norris, 58

Melvin Dean Norris, 58, of Huntington, died at 7:27 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Huntington. He was born on May 11, 1962 in Brookings, S.D., to Jess and Carol (Noland) Cavins.

Melvin was a 1981 graduate of Wabash High School. He worked as a line leader for Pellum Kelley Factory in Huntington.

Melvin was an avid pro wrestling fan. He loved his dog "Princess", the Lifetime channel on tv, and sweet tea. Melvin collected deer, and was a caring and giving person. He enjoyed fishing, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by four children, Jennefer (Joshua Nichols) Perez of Huntington, Mindy Mae (Steve) Miller and Melvin "Dean" Weaver, both of Indianapolis, and Mandy Weaver of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Tyler Adams, Jordan Shake, and Taylor Shake, all of Huntington; brothers and sisters, Carla (Kenneth) Black, Jess (Mary) Norris, and Brandy (Roland) Berryman, all of Huntington, and Barbie (Andrew) Butler and Joshua (Monica) Cavins, both of Wabash, He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Floyd Noland, Roger Cavins, and William Denny Cavins.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 9 - 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Melvin's grandchildren.

The memorial guest book for Melvin may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Jan 18