Melvin L Kleeves

December 14th, 1936 to September 11th, 2019

Melvin LeRoy Kleeves, 82, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

He was born December 14, 1936 in Port Huron to the late Raymond and Margaret Kleeves. He married his high school sweetheart, Karen "Gail" Tracy, on June 28, 1958 in Port Huron.

Mel started working with his father in a collision shop when he was a young boy and worked for several repair shops before opening Mel's Auto Body in 1979. He was a 1956 graduate of Port Huron High School. He enjoyed fishing, camping and collecting treasures at garage sales.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gail; a son, Jeffery LeRoy (Becky) Kleeves; a daughter, Tracy Young; three grandchildren, Tabitha Taylor, Joshua Quaine and Tyler Kleeves; two great grandchildren, Kaleb Glaza and Eliana Glaza; and many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Blake Kleeves.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019 in Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Developmental Center. Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit

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