Paul C. Mellott Needmore, 87
Paul Chester Mellott, 87, formerly of Needmore, died Friday, November 15, 2013, at The Shook Home in Chambersburg, Pa., where he resided after suffering serious injuries and complications from a fall caused by cows knocking him down.
He was born March 16, 1926, in Needmore, Pa., the son of the late Chester L. Mellott and Edith (Hill) Mellott.
He was a lifelong, self-employed dairy farmer. He had a vast knowledge of Percheron draft horses and raised many of them over the years. Well known in the Percheron horse community, he was a member of the Percheron Horse Association of America and the Percheron Horse Association of Pennsylvania.
He was also a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren.
He was also a string music enthusiast and played guitar and dobro. He participated with the L&M Ranch Band, the “Shorty” Cornelius Group, and other musical groups in past years. Old-fashioned country music held a special place in his heart and singer Roy Acuff was one of his favorite performers.
He had a keen sense of humor and delighted in telling friends and family members many corny jokes. He was a gentle man, a pleasant person, always showing kindness to others.
He is survived by one sister, Naomi (wife of Stanley) Kline of Needmore; one brother, Homer Mellott of Needmore; two nieces: Patricia Winters Wingert and Karen Winters Andrews, both of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and six great-nieces and nephews: Rochelle Wingert Buchwald, Erik Wingert, Kimberly Andrews Netznik, Carolyn Andrews Ferguson, Mark Andrews and Matthew Andrews.
His parents and two sisters, Catherine Leona Mellott and Lena L. Mellott Winters, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Kelso- Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg. Rev. Dr. Terri Zastonivik officiated. Interment was at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, PA handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.