Melvin Surratt

Alton | Friday, November 11 2022 |

Melvin S. Surratt Jr., 83, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at his home.  Born February 8, 1939, in Fishhook, IL, he was the son of Melvin S. Surratt Sr. and Pauline (Dennis) Stark.  Mr. Surratt served for 26 years with the Navy and Marine Corps.  He retired from the military and then spent 17 years with the Winchester division of Olin as an adjuster.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cutting grass, and working on his mower.  On May 15, 2004, he married the former Linda Woods in Wood River.  She survives.  Also surviving are three sons, Melvin S. Surratt III of New Delhi, IL, Mike Surratt of Brookport, IL, and Mitch Surratt (Lori) of South Roxana, three step-daughters, Tammy Hensley (Joe) of Alton, Aimee Walsh of Bethalto, and Elizabeth Walsh (Jason) of Alton, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by two brothers, Donnie Surratt of Ashland, IL, and Carl Stark of Kane, and a sister, Marie Dziurowitz of Cahokia.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Murral and Mark Surratt, a grandson, Billy J. Surratt, sisters, Darlene Marshall, Kathleen Long, and Wilma Angel Farris, and brothers, Emil Surratt, Jack Surratt, James Surratt, Danny Surratt, Murral Stark, and David Farris.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2022, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

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