Melvin R. Soots

Melvin R. Soots, 83, of Cloverdale, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.

He was born June 30, 1932 in Indianapolis. He was the son of the late Clyde and Fern (Hough) Soots.

Melvin married Stella (Nevill) Soots on Sept. 10, 2000 and she survives.

He was a retired police officer for the Indianapolis Police Department and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Timothy Soots and wife Heather of Franklin and Tina Soots of Indianapolis; stepsons Ed Laurer, Kevin Laurer, Paul Laurer and David Laurer.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Cheryl Parker.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Daniels.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 with visitation from noon until service time. Burial will follow at Cloverdale Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.