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Melvin David Cyfers, III

October 28, 1961 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 59)



Melvin David Cyfers, III, 59, of Logan, WV, departed this life on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Born October 28, 1961, at Holden, WV, he was the son of the late Melvin “Jack” Cyfers, Jr., and Myrtle Parker Cyfers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Jackie Sue Vance.

David was often lovingly and affectionately referred to as “Big Mel” by those who knew him. A 1979 graduate of Man High School, he was a lineman for the Man High football team, coached by William “Tootie” Carter. He also graduated from Ralph R. Willis Vocational School with a degree in electronics. Since the age of 16, David had worked at Logan Cablevision, which was owned by his father, Jack. Later, he became a manager of Suddenlink Communications and had held that position for 35 years until he retired in 2016. After retirement, he took a second position with Shentel Communications where he was currently employed.

David was of the Christian faith. An avid outdoorsman, he loved camping at Blue Bend Campgrounds, fishing, and riding his ATV and motorcycle. He loved children and his family. He also loved joking with his family and friends, often playing pranks and goofing off.

Those left to cherish his memory are his companion, Melanie Cantrell of Logan, WV; his former wife, Melissa Cyfers of Robinette, WV; two sons, Mark Steven Duty of Atlanta, GA, and Patrick (Stephanie) Duty of Whitman, WV; two precious grandchildren, whom he adored, Emmett Duty and Palmer Duty both of Whitman, WV; two sisters, Judy (Larry) Vance of Chapmanville, WV, and Macel (Jason) Adams of Greenville, WV; one uncle, Bill (Ann) Parker of Beckley, WV; one special niece, whom he loved like a daughter, Katie B. Cyfers of Man, WV. Additionally, David also leaves behind a multitude of nieces and nephews along with a host of extended family and friends.

To honor David’s wishes, his remains have been cremated and will be spread at one of his favorite spots at Blue Bend Campgrounds next summer.

There will be no services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Chapmanville, WV.


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To honor his wishes, his remains have been cremated, and there will be no services.

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