Mr. Scottie R. Mellott Sr., 79, a resident of ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, and formerly of 342 Tyrone St., Greencastle, died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the nursing home. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
Born Aug. 21, 1932, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late Earl H. and Pauline (Bryan) Mellott. He attended Mercersburg schools.
Mr. Mellott served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant and served as a paratrooper and Master Drill Sergeant. For his time of service, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars.
He and his wife of more than 57 years, Mary Joyce (Bradley) Mellott, were married July 9, 1954, in Columbia, S.C. They lived most of their lives in the Mercersburg area, prior to moving to Myrtle Beach, S.C., following his retirement, and then returning to Greencastle. He entered the nursing home in June 2011.
In his early life, Mr. Mellott was a truck driver. He later went to work for Mack Trucks Inc., Hagerstown, where he was a machinist. He retired in 1991 after 28 years of service.
He was a member of Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319, Greencastle.
Mr. Mellott was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed hunting and camping.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Sherry L. Morgan and her husband, Kevin, of Keedysville, Md., Earl H. Mellott II and his wife Brenda of Chambersburg, Scottie R. Mellott Jr. and his wife, Pamela, of Mercersburg, Paula J. Crow and her husband, David, of Myrtle Beach, and Tina M. Ferguson and her husband, David, of Sharpsburg, Md.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was the last of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Mercersburg, 11 N. Fayette St., Mercersburg, with the Rev. Michael Baughman officiating. A reception will follow in the church social hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Mercersburg, 11 N. Fayette St., Mercersburg, PA, 17236 or to Heartland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 302, Carlisle, PA 17015.
Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.