JOHN LEE MCKELVAIN, 86, of Gulfport, MS, died
on July 24, 2012 in Gulfport.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1925 in Moran, TX and had
been a resident of Gulfport for 50 years. He
was a graduate of Ranger High School in the Class
of 1943 & Ranger College at Ranger, TX, Washington
University, the School of George Warren Brown Social
Work, St. Louis, MO, & Texas Christian University in
Ft. Worth, TX. He was a charter member of NASW and
served 31 years as a social worker for the VA both
at Gulfport & Biloxi. He was an avid golfer and
bridge player and a member of the Great Southern
Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. McKelvain was preceded in death by his parents,
Robert Hardie McKelvain and Linnie Mae Andrews; his
wife, Edna Jean Morton McKelvain (RHS-1943); and a
son, Mark Alan McKelvain; a sister, Avis McKelvain
Preslar (RHS-1935); a brother, J.H. McKelvain (RHS-
1940) & is survived by a son, Ken Morton McKelvain.