OBITUARY

Melvin Henry Voyles Jr.

December 21, 1940May 1, 2018

Melvin Henry Voyles, Jr. December 21, 1940 - May 1, 2018 Above all else, Mel truly loved his family and friends and always welcomed and enjoyed spending time with them. He epitomized the term “family man” and was even sometimes referred to as the family sage with the wisdom he brought when answering a question or lifting a burden. He loved being a son, brother, friend, uncle, cousin, nephew, brother-in-law, father-in-law, grandfather, father and husband. He served in the United States Army and followed that with a career of almost 30 years at Florida Power & Light. In his spare time, he was well-known for his perfectionist landscaping and being able to fix or build anything. His technical prowess was evident in his household duties from car mechanic to electrician to super-gluer of broken toys and decorations. He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed woodworking and taking on projects like building a swing set for his girls, the family’s Florida room in their Margate house and expansive backyard decking where many happy family memories were shared. A lover of old cars, country music, nature and simplicity, Mel was also a voracious reader and enjoyed bass fishing, car racing, dancing and playing dominoes with his wife and friends, cold iced tea, hot black coffee and good fried oysters. He felt it was important to give back and donated to several charities. Some of his favorite charities included the Boys and Girls Club, Florida Sheriffs Association and University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in memory of Melvin Henry Voyles, Jr. (Checks should be payable to Sylvester and mailed to Sylvester Development Office, P.O. Box 016960 (M-867), Miami, FL 33101.) Mel is lovingly remembered and survived by his ever-lovin’ wife of 49 years, Maria Voyles, daughters Michelle Adams and Kristen Mittauer, sons-in law Will Adams and David Mittauer, granddaughters Kaia and Reese Mittauer and Kaylen and Brooke Adams, and his sister, Frances McGranahan. Visitation will be held Thursday May 3, 2018. 6-8 pm. at Kraeer Funeral Home 200 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062. A Celebration of life service will Friday May 4, 2018. 11am. at Christ Church 4845 NE 25th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Graveside service to follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church at 12:30.

  • FAMILY

  • Maria M Voyles, Wife
  • Michelle Adams, Daughter
  • Kristen Mittauer, Daughter
  • Frances McGranahan, Sister
  • Kaia Mittauer, Granddaughter
  • Reese Mittauer, Granddaughter
  • Kaylen Adams, Granddaughter
  • Brooke Adams, Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Melvin Henry Voyles Jr.

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Doris ODonnell

May 4, 2018

Years ago out walking, I met this really nice gal...her name was Mercy.. Our friendship started from the beginning.. Meeting her husband, was such a great feeling.. What a Special Couple. Then meeting their beautiful loving daughters..Then the family grew to now having 4 beautiful granddaughter whom I love dearly.. When I think of the Voyles Family, I have such beautiful felling.. My love goes out to entire family...

Frank Gill

May 4, 2018

Mel was my last boss while I was employed at FPL at the Rangeline service center in Delray Beach. Unfortunately we never stayed in touch after I left , which I regret.
I found Mel to be very fair and honest with his employees and always available if needed. He was an asset to the supervisory ranks of FPL.
Mel was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Rest in peace my friend.

Rita Zieman

May 3, 2018

Mercy we loved Mel. He always had a smile on his face and was genuinely interested in what anyone had to say. He always seemed happy to see us. We will miss him, especially on Christmas Eve, and Easter, and the Margate 4th of July parade. So many memories! All of them good! Love, Rita and Leo

John Jones

May 3, 2018

Mel was my first boss at FPL where I was hired right out of high school. I couldn't possibly list what Mel taught me over the years but he was very patient and kind to me, but a "task-master" that only made me a better employee. He remained a friend for the next 45 years of my life and I couldn't be prouder of that. His family is as warm and sincere as Mel was. He will always hold a very special place in my heart.

Lad and Glenda D'Angelo

May 2, 2018

To all of the Voyles family..
Mel was certainly a special man to us. Since first meeting him in1979, we came to know him as an honest, hard working man full of love for his family. We were blessed to share many fun times with him and all of you. We cherish the memories and are thankful for the time we were blessed to know him. You have our deepest sympathy. With much love.

FROM THE FAMILY