Ron was a native of Arkansas, and had served in the U.S. Navy. He had lived in Blairsville for the past 5 years, moving here from Jacksonville, Florida. Ron was a member of VFW, Post 7394, and was a volunteer firefighter with Fire Rescue Station 4. He had been preceded in death by his parents, Carmen and Maxine Melillo.
Ron leaves behind his loving family members: wife, Susan; daughters, Michelle Knapp and Dena Davis; sisters, Cindy Sweat, Cathy Hufstetler, and Nancy Butler; grandchildren, Cody Curtis, Kyle Curtis, and Cason Davis.
Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., to be held in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Memorial services will also be held in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., to be held at Promise Land Baptist Church, with Tommy Mallard officiating.
If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to your local hospice organization.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and fond memories of Ron with his family on our website, cochranfuneralhomes.com.