Melvin Benton Kettles


Melvin Benton Kettles, 77, of Fountain Run, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at the Signature Healthcare and Rehab Facility in Glasgow.
He was born in Glasgow, the son of the late Floyd and Clarine White Kettles. Early in his life, he owned and operated the Kettle's garage and body shop in Dry Fork. He loved restoring cars and was instrumental in the restoration of the old fire engine at the Austin Tracey Fire Department. He later worked and retired from Clayton and Fleetwood Homes. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Wyatt (Mark), of Fountain Run; four grandchildren, Ben Forman (Autumn), of Washington, Seth Forman (Autumn), of Glasgow, Joni Meredith (Randy), of Fountain Run, and Jamey Vibbert; seven great-grandchildren, Bentley Forman, Ryleigh Forman, Charlotte Forman, Jaxon Forman, Bryalon Scott, Jaeden Meredith and Laney Vibbert; sister-in-law, Joyce Cross; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Mary Ann Key Kettles; three brothers, Jack Nifong, Douglas Kettles and Donnie Kettles; one sister, Ann Coates; and a stepdaughter, Robin Vibbert.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Friday morning until time for services at the funeral home.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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