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Dorsey Max Mellott


Captain Dorsey “Mel” Max Mellott, 80, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Mel was born on June 3, 1941, in Huntingdon County, PA, to the late Robert W. Mellott, Sr. and F. Irene (Dell) Mellott. He is preceded in death by two of his brothers, Ronald G. Mellott and Donald E. Mellott; and his son, Robert J. Mellott.

Mel began his 20-year military career in the U.S. Navy. He met his wife, Keiko (Ishikawa) Mellott, while stationed in Yokohama, Japan. After separating from naval service, Mel enlisted in the U.S. Army Special Forces, which included one tour each in Germany and Okinawa, and two tours in Vietnam. His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Parachute, Ranger, and Pathfinder Badges. After retiring from active duty, Mel continued to serve his country for the next 30 years as a computer programmer/analyst at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Headquarters, Ft. Bragg, NC. Mel had a passion for cars and would fix and race his beloved Mustangs in his spare time. He also was an active member of the Special Forces Association.

Mel is survived and forever loved by his wife, Keiko, son, Kenneth E. Mellott, and daughter, Michele L. Mellott of Fayetteville; and his brothers, Robert W. Mellott, Jr. of Obisonia, PA, and Rodney J. Mellott and Timothy E. Mellott, both of Huntingdon, PA.

A funeral service with full Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 2 P.M. at Jernigan-Warren Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home located at 545 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301.  A Graveside service will be held Wedneday, February 9, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Cornelius Chapel Cemetery in Mapleton Depot, PA. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 at Robert I McClain Funeral Home, 245 Seminary St. Cassville, PA 16623

Online condolences may be made at www.jerniganwarren.com