Melvin “Mel” Ray Syring, age 58, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his home in Miles City after battling lung cancer for two years.
Mel was born at Fort Ord, California to his Navy parents Howard and Carol Syring on April 26, 1960. He was the first of three sons, with Jim and Jon following. Mel has four sons; Brian, Eric, Tim and Randel.
Mel had a career as a mechanic for many years and was known as a top mechanic in automotive, light truck and heavy truck areas which included driving truck. He enjoyed working on cars the most. He worked on everything from drag race cars to bump-n-run and demolition derby cars. You could always find him in the pit area during demolition derbies. Mel had many friends. His favorite time of the day was coffee time with those friends.
He is survived by his parents, Howard and Carol; his brothers: Jim Syring and Jon (Paula) Syring; his sons: Brian Perkins, Eric Syring, Timothy Syring and Randel Syring and his step daughter Rachel whom he loved, his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.