Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lowell; his sister, Norma Daniels; his daughter, Cheryl; wife, Miriam; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Lovell Oxsen.
Melvin is survived by sons, Frank Oxsen and wife Andrea of Strasburg, Va., George Oxsen and wife Teresa and Russell Oxsen and wife Linda, both of Norman; grandchildren, Adam Oxsen and wife Sherise, Mark Oxsen and fiancé Hannah Garrison, Kevin Oxsen and wife Lana, Nishay Oxsen, Kristen Hickman and husband Jake, David Lovell, and Nikki Quigley and husband Patrick; ten great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Melvin was a steadfast and faithful husband and father, and a great example and role model for his family to follow. Melvin enjoyed a good movie, but loved to read – everything. If anyone ever asked Melvin a question about any topic, he had invariably read something about it, and he could give an answer and talk intelligently about it. Melvin’s hugs and discussions on all of those myriad of subjects will be greatly missed. Melvin, you were the best, give Cheryl and Miriam a hug from all of us — we love you.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel, 3401 Havenbrook Street, Norman, with interment following at IOOF Cemetery, Norman. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Arrangements for Melvin and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.
Norman Transcript, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013