He was born in Needmore March 31, 1945, the son of the late Glenn C. and Cora Alice (Yost) Mellott.
He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore, attended Deliverance in Christ Church in Scotland, Pa., was a lifelong dairy farmer and also had a U.S. mail route. He enjoyed working; being outdoors; following sports, especially circle track racing; and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his companion of 17 years, Linda G. Hershey of Needmore; and daughters: Tonja R. Mellott of Fayetteville; and Miranda L. (wife of Tim) Strait of Mc- Connellsburg; son Jeff R. (husband of Kim) Mellott of Harrisonville; grandchildren Timmy, Tasha, Ruth, Amber and Jasmine Strait, and Kirsten, Salem and Kadi Mellott.
Services will be held at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore, at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2012, with Pastor Roger Truax and Pastor Lonnie Shover officiating.
Interment will be at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Needmore.
There will be visitation on Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 2 pm. to 8 p. m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Friday at the church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.howardlsipes.com.