Aransas Pass, Texas
Life long resident of Aransas Pass, Tx. Melvin L. Shedd, Sr. passed away January 28, 2019 at the age of 74 at his residence of 48 years.
He was born Melvin L. Shedd, Sr on November 04, 1944 in Aransas Pass, Texas to Riley Ace Shedd Sr. and Kizzie Shedd.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his oldest brother Riley Shedd, Jr of Aransas Pass, fraternal twin siblings Dessie Mae Tomlinson of Roseburg, Oregon, brother Jessie Ray Shedd, of Round Rock, Texas, and sister Dicy Smith of Aransas Pass, Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years Martha Ann Shedd of Aransas Pass, Texas; older brother Randall Shedd of Sinton, Texas and younger brother Ace Shedd of San Antonio, Texas; his two sons Melvin Shedd, Jr. and wife Tonya Shedd of League City, Texas, Johnny Shedd and wife Nicol Shedd of Shelbyville, Texas: three grandchildren, Brennan Shedd, Darren Shedd, and Paige Shedd, Makenzie Gass, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Melvin was born and raised in Aransas Pass where he spent his entire life. He attended school in the Aransas Pass Independent School District where he graduated high school in 1965. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he proudly served 2 years. He acquired the rank of Sergeant and was a member of the 82nd Airborne.
After his military service Melvin returned home and on November 10th of 1967 married Martha Ann Durham where they spent the next 51 years devoted in marriage. In 1968 a first son, Melvin Jr., was born and a second son, Johnny, in 1970 was born.
Melvin began his career in law enforcement in 1968 as a dispatcher for the city of Aransas Pass. In 1972 he took a Deputy Sheriff's position for the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Department. In latter of 1977 he ran for the position of Constable for San Patricio County and served in this capacity until his appointment to Chief of Police in 1979. He served the community of Aransas Pass, Texas for the next 24 years as Chief of police until his retirement in 2003. Upon his retirement in 2003, Melvin served in law enforcement for a total of 36 years. During his tenure as Chief of Police he had been recognized as one of the longest tenured Chief of Police in the state of Texas.
In his retirement he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family. He was able to travel and take life at a slower, less hectic pace. He enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandsons. Melvin shared a special relationship with his granddaughter and bonded instantly. He would frequently travel to attend the grandchildren’s football, softball, track, and band functions. Melvin remained in the area where he was born and raised and spent his time between properties in Aransas Pass and East Texas. He was always willing to help family and friends. Melvin always was up for a good laugh and a joke. He was very talented and had many skills that he passed on to his sons and grandchildren. One of his favorite past times was tending to his bee hives and became well versed in their care. He loved to travel to mountainous areas and be close to the outdoors prospecting and exploring. He was a humble man that valued his faith, loved his family, stood for what was right, an excellent husband, father, brother, friend, and uncle.
Online condolences may be sent to www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to:
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory
2003 W. Wheeler Ave
Aransas Pass, TX, 78336. 361-758-3221
It is hard to say goodbye to someone known for so long. We have nothing but good to say about Melvin. Kathy and I send our deepest condolences to Martha and the family. He will be very missed.
Jerry and Kathy DeasonCorpus Christi, TX
Sure will miss you Melvin. God be with your family and great big extended family. May you Rest In Peace my friend
Tubby & Debbie HargroveCuero, TX
Rest in peace Melvin. Remembering all the good times as kids, classmates, and adults. You were a wonderful person of integrity and honesty. May your family always remember how great of a person you were to all who knew you.
Bobby L. ChesnuttRobstown, TX
On behalf of the Leo Hudgens family, I want to extend our love and prayer to Melvin and his family. Melvin was a life long dear friend to our family. He gave me my first job in Law Enforcement when he hired me as a Patrolman in my hometown of Aransas. I'm sorry that I won't be able to attend the service but we will be thinking of all of you in days to come. Melvin was a great man to whom I owe a lot. God bless you all and thank you for being there for him. He will be greatly missed. Joe Hudgens
Joe HudgensLincoln, AR
So Sorry for your loss. Praying for the Shedd Family 🙏🏻💒
Darrell Montgomery (Troy)Ingleside, TX
Sending hugs, love,and many prayers to my special friend and her family. So sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. God has another angel and he left a great legacy for his family. RIP MY FRIEND.
Ruben and Synthia HinojosaRockport, TX
My condolences to ur family.
Yvonne Torres RedmonARANSAS PASS, TX
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Shedd family.
Fred FurmanARANSAS PASS, TX, 78336, TX
We're gonna miss you Melvin. Randy & I send our condolences to Martha & your 2 boys. We were so happy to be able to reconnect with you after all these years.I will miss our talks about beekeeping....R.I.P. Chief
Terri & Randy CriderPort lavca, TX
Sincerest condolences! You will be missed. Thank you for some of the best memories I’ve had as a teenager, with our group of friends. Love always, Tina
Tina VernorPortland, TX
Melivn was great person. I have enjoyed working with him.
Rickie KilgoreAransas pass, TX
Rest in Peace Chief ! our condolences to your family from all of us at the Port of Corpus Christi Police Dept. Thank you for your near 40years of law enforcement service as well as all of your service to the community. You'll be missed. -- Tom
Tom MylettCorpus Christi, TX
Praying for the Shedd family that each of you may experience GOD’s peace & comfort during your time of loss. Melvin left a wonderful legacy.
Carol TurnhamAransas Pass, TX
So sorry. Melvin was a great man and a major part of Aransas Pass history
. God bless the family
Manuel BuentelloIngleside, TX
Many thoughts and prayers with the family at this time. Martha, you and Melvin were always someone thought of dearly by myself and my family. May you receive Jehovah's blessings and comfort at this time and in the future. Much love, Janice
Janice Lindley StorieShawnee, OK
Our sincere sympathies and thoughts to the Shedd family. I am proud to have spent the times I did while he was Chief of Police. You were an honorable, down to earth, and cordial gentleman. You touched so many lives in meaningful ways, and you will surely be missed. rest easy my friend. May God watch over you and your family.
David L. PetrusaitisMidland, TX
So sad to learn a long time friend has had to leave this world. For sure he was a treasure and we really enjoyed having him for a friend. If Judi and I can be of service to the family please contact us.
Van ElliottFlower Mound, TX
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to the Shedd family. Today, we lost a great man! Melvin was one of the nicest, kind, and caring people you could ever hope to meet. Definitely a man of honesty and integrity. He leaves behind a wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Shedd family.
Marvin and Carolyn Marekkeller, TX
My dear friend, I will always love you for coming to my Robbie's funeral. You and Leroy came and it meant so much to me. Rest in Peace Chief !
Dee HartBonanza, AR
A Life lived well and a legacy that's passed on as his Son's take up His banner and run . Never to be forgotten, Never to be out done. May the Peace of God overtake His family as they walk on with out Him and Understand He' s standing Tall and proud of them and the love they gave thru It All.
Peggy E HillLEAGUE CITY, TX