Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at W.S. Brandon Mortuary with Pastor Larry King officiating.
Burial will follow in Colony Family Cemetery in West Boyle under the direction of W.S. Brandon Mortuary.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 19, 2014, from noon until time of the service.
He is preceded in death by son Larry Flakes, and sisters Florida and Rebecca Flakes.
Survivors include wife Dorothy Flakes of Lancaster, Calif.; children Patricia Pendleton of Memphis, Melvin Flakes Jr. of Boyle, George Flakes of Cleveland, Gwendolyn McClure of Southaven, Milton Flakes of Memphis, Rodney Flakes of Sacramento, Calif., Everitt Flakes of Jackson, DaRean, Ronnel, and Donnel, all of California; sisters Evan Jackson of San Diego, Calif., Frenchie Luckett of Mobile, Ala., and Alpha Marie Johnson of Cleveland; brothers Presley Flakes of Cleveland, Vinson Flakes of Kenner, La., and Theatis Flakes of Cleveland; 31 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.