Cartwright, Wallace Melvin (Mel), age 75, entered eternal life on January 2, 2016.
Born on September 11, 1940, in Cleveland, Tennessee. Mel was one of 11 children. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served a tour in Korea. Upon his return, he relocated to Southern California and began his career in machining. Melvin went on to become the owner of Cartwright Profiling Co. He was a well-respected businessman for over 40 years in Stanton.
He loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, collecting cars, and reading novels. Mel was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed by all the lives he touched. “Never Forget” – His memory will live in our hearts forever.
Mel is survived by Jackie, his wife of 50 years and their children: Lisa Concannon and Joseph (Laurie) Cartwright. He will be missed by his grandchildren: Ayden, Devan, Zachary, Nolan and Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.C Cartwright and Pearl Cartwright; and brothers, Kenneth, Pledger and Dwight. His sisters – Pauline Cartwright, Gladys Pierce, Myrtle Smith and Pearl Hill; and brothers – Blaine, Earl and Wayne, survive him.
A celebration of Melvin’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Magnolia Baptist Church in Anaheim. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations may be made to QualCare Hospice, Inc., 4959 Palo Verde St., Suite 106C, Montclair, CA 91763.