2017-07-13 / Obituaries

John D. Mellott

Fort Loudon, 76

John “David” Mellott, 76, Fort Loudon, died Monday, July 10t, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Saluvia, Pa., March 20, 1941, the son of the late Mary (Hann) Mellott Berkstresser and Jesse W. Mellott Sr. He was the husband of Carolyn A. (Hardman) Mellott whom he married February 5, 1967.

He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the Vietnam War attached to the 7th Calvary.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, and was a supervisor at Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove, Pa. He enjoyed all music, especially gospel and playing bluegrass music. He also enjoyed hunting, farming, his animals and most of all his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters: Susanna R. Shipp, Fort Loudon, and Sandra K. (wife of William) Robinson, Chambersburg; a son, Mark D. (companion Renita Vilaysane), Mercersburg; a sister, Rebecca (wife of Milton) Wink, McConnellsburg; a brother, Edgar C. (husband of Lucinda) Mellott, Harrisonville; five grandsons; two granddaughters and five great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by sisters: Olive King and Naomi Susan Clippinger, and a brother, Jesse W. Mellott Jr.

Services will be held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 13, with Pastor Gail Kitchen and Pastor Dick Bernhard officiating. Interment will be at Asbury United Methodist Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Military services will be conducted by Fulton Honor Guard.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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