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Youm Mel

February 1, 1937 - November 1, 2018

Youm Mel, 81, of Hendersonville, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 1, at his home with his family by his side.
A native of Cambodia, he had served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Cambodian Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He arrived to the United States in 1984 after immigrating his entire family to escape the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. A resident of Hendersonville since 1988, he retired from Branford Wire & Manufacturing Co. in Mountain Home, following 17 years with the company. He was of the Buddhist faith and attended the Wat Sao Sokh San and Wat Preah Ang Thom Temples in South Carolina. He was an avid gardener, caring for his plants and flowers until shortly before his passing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Youm is survived by his wife of 41 years, Pach Siv, seven sons, two daughters, twenty seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a sister, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 1:30 pm Saturday, November 10, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 pm Friday, November 9, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Location:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park


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