Melvin G. Leek, 75, of Pine Grove, WV, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Smithfield, WV, while in the care of family on his final days.

He was born June 22, 1942 near Reader, WV, the son of the late Paul and Goldie (Byard) Leek.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (O’Neil) Leek; a great- granddaughter, Elania Smith; three sisters, Gail McIntire, Mary Lou Miller and Virginia Lee Miller; three brothers, Junior, Orval and George Leek.

Surviving are four daughters, Karen (Chuck) King, Kathy (Ron) Johnson both of Paden City, WV, Bonnie Whipkey and Barbara Joe (Albert) Moore, both of New Martinsville, WV; a son, Michael (Crystal) Leek of Smithfield; 10 grandchildren, seven great- grandchildren; a brother, Ronnie Leek of Reader; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, WV, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment at the Milburn Cemetery, Reader, WV. Online condolences may be expressed at