MANSFIELD — Robert E. Mellott, 82, of Mansfield passed away at home Sunday evening, April 5, 2009, following a brief illness.
Robert was born March 29, 1927, in Butler to Edwin and Martha (Brokaw) Greer and graduated from Butler High School. A World War II veteran, Robert proudly served in the Army.
Robert first was employed at the Ohio Brass Co. He then invested in a semi-truck hauling steel across the nation. For 25 years Robert also drove throughout Ohio as a driver for 3 C’s highway in Mansfield. He retired from the trucking business in 1991. Robert then bought right of way for Colonial Pipeline.
Robert enjoyed fishing trips with his son up to lake Erie, where they caught countless perch and walleye, and taking mushroom hunting trips to Michigan in the spring.
Known for his quick wit, Robert was fun loving and will be remembered for his sense of humor.
Robert is survived by his beloved companion, Kathy Gessling of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Janet Mellott of Butler; two grandchildren, Jessica and Jared Mellott; stepdaughter, Kaylene Shortridge and Carl Looney of Butler; stepson, Albert and Luisa Morton of Lexington; brothers and a sister-in-law, Delbert and Betty Mellott of Butler, and Larry and Doris Mellott of Mansfield; stepgrandchildren Craig and Kathy Shortridge, Tiffany Shortridge, and Jason and Michelle Shortridge; stepgreat-grandchildren, Devon, Alyssa and Bryce Shortridge and Zac Palmer; as well as his loving special family, Sherry Riggenbach, Cindy Roseberry and Jeff Gessling.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Mellott; and second wife, Beverly Mellott.
The Mellott family will receive friends Thursday, April 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will begin following the visitation at 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Online condolences to the Mellott family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.