May 25, 1950 ~ May 30, 2022

Born in: Kessinger, KY
Resided in: Clarkson, KY

Johnie “Melvin” Sweet age 72, of Clarkson, Kentucky, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022 at home with his loved ones by his bedside. He was born May 25, 1950 in Hart County, Kentucky the son of Johnie and Hattie Mathis Sweet.

Melvin spent years working in the wood industry – Tell City Chair, Harrison’s Pallet Mill and he retired from OFS.

Left to honor Melvin’s memory are his wife, Carry Lavada Higdon Sweet; two sons, J.J. Sweet (Celeste) and Johnie Melvin Sweet, Jr. (Suzanne); one daughter, Nicki Stone (Mike); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Stella Stasil of Hart County; and many nieces and nephews.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Sweet; three sisters, Wilma Alvey, Jean Jaggers and Jeanettea Johnston; and one son, Ashley Sweet.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Leitchfield Memorial Chapel in Leitchfield. Cremation has been chosen rather than a formal service.

Leitchfield Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Sweet. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Johnie “Melvin” Sweet and sign his virtual guestbook below.


Visitation: June 2, 2022 4:00 pm - June 2, 2022 7:00 pm

Leitchfield Memorial Chapel
2373 Elizabethtown Road
Leitchfield, KY 42754

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  1. I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss. You are all in my prayers and I love you all very much.

  2. Prayers for all of you. Your family has always been as close as kin to ours. I am so sorry for your loss.

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