Obituary: Melvin D. “Mel” Hair


CIN COM 0124 OBIT M.Hair

Melvin D. “Mel” Hair, 93, Noblesville, died Jan. 12 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville. He was born Feb. 2, 1923 to John and Rachel (Kemp) Hair in Noblesville.

Mel was a graduate of Noblesville High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He farmed all his life in Wayne Township of Hamilton County and was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Mel served as past commander of Frank E. Huntzinger IN Post 45 of the Noblesville American Legion and was a founding member of Wayne Township Fire Dept. He was an avid Noblesville Millers basketball fan and was voted “Fan of the Year” in 2006.

Mel is survived by his daughters, Linda K. (Tony) Roberts, Rosalind Hair, Nancy (David) Zeller and Susan (David) Galloway, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, James Hair and Jan Hair; brother Gilbert Hair; and his wives, Mary (Hummer) Hair and Virginia (Lipps) Hair.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 19090 DeShane Ave., Noblesville, IN 46060.