Melvin Oubre Jr.
December 27, 1946  -  November 19, 2017

Melvin Oubre Jr.

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James F. Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
11 - 12:30 p.m.
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Mississippi Veterans Cemetery - Newton
248 Honor Circle
Newton, MS  39345
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
1:30 pm
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Mississippi Veteran Memorial Cemetery
248 Honor Way
Newton, MS  39345
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I served in the Navy.

Melvin L. Oubre Jr.

Services for Mr. Melvin Oubre Jr. will be held on Wednesday at graveside at Mississippi Veterans Cemetery in Newton at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at James F. Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Mississippi Veterans Cemetery.
Mr. Oubre, 70, of Meridian, passed away on November 19, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was a retired Vietnam Veteran after serving in the United States Navy and also retired from General Motors. He was an avid Ham Radio operator and a good friend to many.
He is survived by his wife, Margi M. Parks Oubre; Four Children, Victoria Lannan, Melvin Oubre III, Elizabeth Scruggs and Mary Oubre; by his brother and sister, Kent Donely and Dee Hurt; he had 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
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  1. Darwin Oubre
    Baton Rouge, LA

    RIP from a long lost cousin

  2. James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and Staff
    Meridian, MS

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Oubre family at this time.

  3. Carl Houston W5TJH
    Savannah, TN

    Great friend since 1992. I'm gonna miss that friendly Cajun drawl coming through my radio speakers. But God had a plan for him.

  4. Mary Oubre
    Meridian, MS

    I LOVE YOU DADDY. You were always my best friend. You will live on in my heart

  5. Stephanie renae
    Toomsuba, MS

    So sorry for y'all's loss I Know what a close family you all are. May God bless you and help to heal your broken 💓 hearts love you all

  6. Bill Hunter (N5LRL)
    Cleveland, MS

    Sir Mel will be greatly missed. Many memories of evenings on the radio and yearly hamfests in Jackson....

  7. Dianna Armstrong
    Meridian, MS

    My love & prayers are with all of you. Pop was a truly special man and he will be missed greatly.

    Navarre, FL

    So sorry for your loss... much love to you all!

  9. Barbara A Randle
    Meridian, MS

    Sorry. For. Your. Loss. God. Bless. You. All. To a betterday

  10. Barbara A Randle
    Meridian, MS

    Sorry. For. Your. Loss. God. Bless. You. All


    Mel, you will always be missed on the airwaves. Your voice and wit was entertaining and unique. God speed my friend

    Curt and Jan Waites Petal, Ms

  12. Henry R. Leggette
    Memphis, TN

    To the Oubre Family,
    Melvin will be missed by many! I pray for blessings for you all as a family!
    Henry R. Leggette, WD4Q

  13. Wayne LeBoeuf
    Lutcher, LA

    Condolences to the family. Another Garyville Boy has left us to be with his creator.



  15. Joe Griffin
    Brandon, MS

    All of the guys on 3842.5 will miss our old friend Mello as we called him from time to time. I enjoyed my visit there and I had a good talk with Mel about his salvation. He was vey weak but seems to be at peace with the whole situation. God Bless you all.

  16. Bobby Sanderson, KA5ICO
    Houston, MS

    Dear Family, know that your heartbreak is shared by so many people you'll never meet or know. Mel was a very special HAM who made a friend of everyone he communicated with. I'm so glad I got to spend many early mornings with him and Enzo and Bobby Boudreaux. 73 to my good friend, es CUL.....

  17. Anita Thomas Reese
    Meridian, MS

    Sending prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  18. Kerry-Ann Donley Stacy
    , LA

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of your loss.

  19. Irene Brown
    Oakland, TN

    I will miss you very much. All the jokes and wise cracks. Most I will miss ur cooking and bake goods.

  20. kurtis lannan
    meridian, MS

  21. Brittany lannan
    Toomsuba, MS

  22. Willie & Lisa LeBouef
    , LA

    So sorry for your loss and prayers for your family.

  23. Rick Oubre
    Garyville, LA

    My deepest sympathies
    Childhood memories

  24. Frank Buckley KF5ETN
    Enterprise, MS

    I met Mel several years ago through Ham Radio and always knew he was a Fine Individual. Prayers for the Family and know you will keep the Memories.

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