Knox Robert Melching

Feb 4 2014

Knox Robert Melching, the six day old son of Bobby and Martha Melching of Smithville died Monday at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. A private graveside service for family members only will be Wednesday at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandfathers, Eldon Baker of North Loup, Nebraska, and Dean Melching of Hendersonville; paternal great uncle, Jon Baker of Ashton, Nebraska; maternal great grandparents, Casto and Josie Puckett of Smithville; and maternal cousin, Josiah Graden Kirksey of Smithville. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by his paternal grandparents, Darren and Lori Melching of White House; paternal great grandmothers, Betty Kowalski of Loup City, Nebraska and Marilyn Melching Port St. Lucie, Florida; paternal great great grandmother, Esther Baker of Loup City, Nebraska; paternal aunt Melissa Melching of Cleveland; paternal uncles, Brian Melching of Cookeville, Benjamin Melching and John Melching of White House; maternal grandmother, Gail Kirksey of Smithville; maternal grandfather, Howard and wife Carole Ann Kirksey of Tullahoma; maternal great grandmother, Betty Kirksey of Murfreesboro; and maternal uncle, Graden, his wife Sabrina, and their children, Silas and Ella Grace Kirksey of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Josiah's Closet of Smithville

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