Scott Strick Melson, of Pocomoke City, Md., passed away at home peacefully Friday, March 15, 2013, with his wife by his side, following a long battle with cancer.
Scott was born April 26, 1936, in Lewes, to the late Clayton and Mary Page Melson. He was the owner-operator of Melson Funeral Home in Pocomoke City, from 1974 until his retirement in 1997. In his years working with the funeral home, Scott gained many lasting friendships as a result of the genuine care taken with beloved departed members of the community of which he called home. He was a member of Goodwill Baptist Church in Pocomoke City and the Pocomoke Elks Lodge 1674.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Watson Melson; children, Carol Melson Eason (James) of Gilmer, Texas, Deb Hamilton (Sherry) of Lewes, Holly Melson Truitt of Lewes, Kevin Watson Melson (Laurie) of Stockton, Md., and Kip Scott Melson (Dawn) of Pocomoke City; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clayton Melson (Linda), Page Melson, Doug Melson (Sharon), and Al Melson; sister, Beth Melson King (James); and brother-in-law, Richard Watson (Carol). Scott was preceded in death by a brother, Phil Melson; and a sister, Mary Lou Melson Fisher.
A viewing will be held Monday March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home in Crisfield, Md. Funeral services will be Tuesday March 19, at 2 p.m., at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Pocomoke where a second viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Robert Blevins, the Rev.Rowland Scott, and the Rev. James Eason. Interment will follow in First Baptist Cemetery in Pocomoke City.