Melvin Frank Lopes, August 3, 1940~December 2, 2014

Melvin Frank Lopes, 74, of Fayetteville, died December 2, 2014 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born August 3, 1940 in Norwalk, California to Manuel Silveria and Mildred Leona Eads Lopes. He moved to Fayetteville in 1981 and began working for Washington Regional Medical Center and retired in 2008. He was a member and officer of the Fayetteville Elks Lodge and volunteered and supervised the ushers at the Razorback Athletic Department. Melvin was an avid golfer and was instrumental in forming the Washington Regional Hospital Classic Charitable Golf Tournament.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Craig Lopes.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Baker Lopes; one son, Craig Manuel Lopes of Lake Stevens, Washington; and daughter, Lori Lee Arcon of Lake Stevens, Washington; sister, Sharon Spring and husband Wayne of Orange, California; and three grandchildren, Colby Schooley, Jerika Schooley and Talon Lopes.

A memorial gathering of friends will be Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Fayetteville Elks Lodge on Crossover Road in Fayetteville.

Private entombment will be in Benton County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elks Lodge, University of Arkansas Athletic Club or the Washington Regional Foundation Golf Classic.

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    Jim and Paula Hartz » 04. Dec, 2014

    Connie, our hearts and prayers go out to you in this time of need. Mel was one of the best friends I have had the pleasure of knowing. We spent many a deer camp telling stories and enjoying each others company. Here’s to Mel.

    Donna Bloyed » 05. Dec, 2014

    Connie, I was so sorry to learn of Mel’s passing, he and I worked together closely from 93 until he retired, I will always remember his dedication and professionalism in regard to any project he undertook. I read the paper too late to get to his memorial service last evening, but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Donna Bloyed,

    Sam and Susan Cox » 05. Dec, 2014

    We will miss our friend and colleague Mel. So sad to hear of his passing. May God’s love comfort you Connie.

    Marilyn J. Bower » 05. Dec, 2014

    Dear Connie and family,
    So sorry to learn of Mel’s death. He was a great guy and an asset to the old team of WRMC! I hope you are well. My prayers go out to you in this loss. Blessings, Marilyn Bower

    Name » 06. Dec, 2014

    Connie, I just heard about Mel’s passing. He was a wonderful person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you. Love, Deloris Myers

    Deloris Myers » 06. Dec, 2014

    Connie, I am so sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you. Love, Deloris Myers

    Sharon Sigmon » 07. Dec, 2014

    Connie, thoughts & prayers are with you. Always loved working with Mel.
    So sorry for your loss.

    Paul Williams » 08. Dec, 2014

    My condolence to the family. In the passing of Mel. My greatest Sympathy. You are in my prayers. I worked with Mel many years at WRMC. loved his stories he told.

    Name » 08. Dec, 2014

    So sorry for your loss. He was such a hard worker, and fondly remembered. Praying for your transition in this life without him. I know that was a challenge for my mom and mother in law. Wishing you peace, comfort, and lots of good memories.
    Teressa Johnson