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John F Melling Jr.

June 23, 1948 — November 6, 2019

John F Melling, Jr., age 71, of Eaton, OH, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Kettering Medical Center. He was born June 23, 1948 in Eaton, OH. He worked as a truck driver for Westvaco for 30 years, Zumstein Trucking for 14 years and Remagen for 6 years. He is survived by his wife, Paula Melling; son Scott Melling; son Kurt (Kelly) Melling; daughter Jenna Melling; daughter Nicole Sarver Woolwine; daughter in spirit Amy Lowman-Rike; grandchildren Kyle and Melissa Melling, Trisa (Zach Oliver) Deaton, Justin Foust, Casey (Matthew McKee) and Hailey Stigleman, Ann Marie and Joshua Bierly and Catherine Melling; great grandchildren Ariella Deaton, Adalynn “Addy” Deaton, Valor Deaton, Elliott McKee and Kyson McKee; brother Wayne (Marilyn) Melling; sister-in-law Betsy (Bob) Czupryna; brother-in-law Charles “Chuck” Straw; canine friend Samantha; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mound Hill Cemetery, Eaton, OH. In lieu of cut flowers, the family would appreciate live plants or donations to the Preble County Humane Society, 951 South Barron St., Eaton, OH 45320. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting
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