Melvin L. Smalley Sr., 77, of Lodi, passed away June 7, 2010. He lived in Costa Mesa for many years, and attended Newport High School, where he played football. He continued playing football for Orange Coast Junior College and College of the Pacific, and worked in construction for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris Smalley, and their children, Linda Smalley (Ronald Rall), Melvin Smalley Jr. (Lisa), and grandchildren Alexandria, Ryan, Ian, Christopher, Chantelle, Shawn, Hannah and Tyler.
Graveside services will be private by family and friends. Please sign the guest book at www.cherokeememorial.com.