Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home

602 East Washington Street, Greencastle, IN


Melvin Ray Siddons

August 24, 1937August 24, 2019

Melvin Ray Siddons of Greencastle, passed away on his 82nd Birthday, Saturday, August 24, 2019.

He was born August 24, 1937 in Cloverdale, the son of Albert and Mary (Mundy) Siddons.

Melvin began his military career with the United States Air Force and re-enlisted with the United States Army, and retiring from the National Guard as a Staff Sargent. He had served as commander for various Military Armories, including Greencastle and Danville.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Gloria (Davide) Siddons; his children, David Ray (wife, Maria) Siddons, Deborah Lynn Heindl, Sandra Leigh Siddons, and Melodee Sue Siddons; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and nine siblings.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at the Walnut Chapel Cemetery, Belle Union, IN.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, August 30th.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Melvin to St. Jude Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com


  • St. Jude Hospital


  • Visitation Friday, August 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2019


Melvin Ray Siddons

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Olga Simone

September 1, 2019

Dear gloria and family we are thinking of you at this sad time in your life, and wishing you quiet times when you’re feeling overwhelmed and peaceful feeling in the days ahead …. And the soothing comfort of those who care. May the memories that are held deep within your heart help to soothe your spirit at this difficult time. Mel will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him, he was a wonderful caring man. You’re in our thoughts, and in our heart. God bless!! Olga and wayne ”

Trent Boesen

August 26, 2019

To Gloria and David--my heart aches for your loss. Melvin was a very good man and a very good friend to me. I shall miss him a lot.