John "David" Mellott

Died: Mon., Jul. 10, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 12, 2017
Location: Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 13, 2017
Location: Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc.

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John "David"  Mellott, 76, of Fort Loudon, PA passed away Monday, July 10th, 2017 at his residence.

     David was born in Saluvia, PA on 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 on February 5, 1967.

     He served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt in the Vietnam War attached to the 7th Calvary, was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, PA and was a supervisor at Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove, PA.  David 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 of Fort Loudon, PA, Sandra K. (wife of William) Robinson of Chambersburg, PA, son Mark D. (companion Renita Vilaysane) of Mercersburg, PA, sister Rebecca (wife of Milton) Wink of McConnellsburg, PA, brother Edgar C. (husband of Lucinda) Mellott of Harrisonville, PA, five grandsons, two granddaughters and five great granddaughters.  Preceded in death by sisters Olive King, Naomi Susan Clippinger and brother Jesse W. Mellott, Jr.

     Visitation will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM   at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA.  There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

     Religious Service at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 13th, 2017  with Pastor Gail Kitchen and Pastor Dick Bernhard officiating.

     Interment at Asbury United Methodist Cemetery, Harrisonville, PA.

     Military services will be conducted by the Fulton Honor Guard.

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john and susan norris
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
Throughout the years we got to know Dave by his generosity towards our shows and helping out with numerous projects.
The members and personal friends from our club (CVMRRC)will miss you Dave and your smiling face - we wish you peace and tranquility as you journey onwards now.

Sandra Robinson
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
A sad time for family but heaven is rejoicing. Love you always dad.

Evelyn Tritle Morris
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
Dear Carolyn, Mark, Sandy, & Susie,
We send our prayers and love to you from Louisiana. We will keep you in our prayers for peace and comfort in the days to come. I am glad that Richard got to visit with you and Dave.
Jr., Richard, Randy, & Evelyn Tritle

sherwin hollinshead
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017

Jennifer Monn
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
Sandra and family- so sorry about your loss.... may God comfort you! Jennifer /(wolf) Monn

Mark Mellott
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
July 10th I lost my father, best friend and mentor.. It will never be the same again I love you Dad..

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