FRESNO — Sterl B. “Jake” Melick, 65, of Fresno, ascended into the arms of Big G on Monday, July 2, 2012.
Jake was born to the late Ellis and Leontine (Frost) Melick of Bladensburg on April 19, 1947. He graduated from East Knox High School and worked in the trucking industry most of his life. Jake had worked for Clow Water Systems, John Hill Trucking, Bill Waters Sr. Laidlaw Trucking, Trans-Service, Baker’s Highway Trucking and was presently a Safety Consultant for Hanby Farms Inc. He was a founding member of Bladensburg EMS, past president of Coshocton Traffic Club, Lions Club and Coshocton Elks Lodge 376.
Jake is survived by his wife, Nancy K. (Porteus) Melick, whom he married April 16, 1976; two sons, Troy A. (Chelley) Melick of Newark, Edward (Bambi) Zinkon of West Lafayette; two daughters, Amy (Kevin) McCoy of Coshocton, Joanna (Kevin) Fillman of Farmville, Va.; 10 grandchildren; sister, Carolyn (Dean) Rine of Bladensburg; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jake loved nature, life, family, and he never forgot a name or a face, expressions of your memories of him will be welcomed.
Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton, on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., with Pastor Don Dolick officiating. Interment will follow in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Health Services of Coshocton/Hospice and/or Roscoe United Methodist Church, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. An online memorial is located at http://www.themillerfunerahome.com
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