Calling Hours:
Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, April 8, 2023, 12:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Burial with committal prayers will be in Park Lawn Cemetery

David L. Melton, age 79, of Artman Rd., Jamestown passed away Tuesday evening, April 4, 2023 in his residence.

He was born in Warren, OH on November 27, 1943 a son of Frank and Anna (Semler) Melton. He was a 1961 graduate of Badger High School and received his certification from Lincoln Electric and Welding. On August 22, 1964 Dave married the former Gladys Davis, she survives. He was a lifelong farmer, known as the “Hay Man”. Dave had a love for John Deere tractors.

He attended Jamestown Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his wife of 58 years; he is survived by a two daughters, Jean Keene and her husband Paul of Jamestown, Laurie Melton and her companion Mike Simmons of Jamestown; a son, Don Melton and his wife Linda of Greenville; a sister, Sandra Sherrett of Cincinnati, OH; five grandchildren, Alicia, Kayla, Kyle, Nick, and Caitlin; four great grandchildren, Ady, Mady, Kosta, and Nora. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bill Melton, sister Janet Pike, two brother-in-laws Howard Sherrett and Bill Pike.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 411 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA 16134.



  1. Diane Mowery Diane Mowery
    April 6, 2023    

    He will be sooo missed. He and Tom are having a couple laughs together. Hugs to all.

  2. Lois (Rust) Simons Lois (Rust) Simons
    April 6, 2023    

    Gladys and family so sorry to see of Dave’s passing he will be greatly missed. You all have my sympathy at this time.

  3. Pat and Jack Cullen Pat and Jack Cullen
    April 6, 2023    

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. Prayers for all of you at this difficult time

  4. Connie Sorg Connie Sorg
    April 6, 2023    

    May veil of peace cover the family. For as much as he will be missed his pain has ended and his eternal life has begun!

  5. Stacey Morgan Stacey Morgan
    April 6, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss❤️ My condolences for all of the family❤️❤️❤️

  6. Robert and Theresa Shine Robert and Theresa Shine
    April 6, 2023    

    From our family to yours…our condolences on your loss. May you find peace at this difficult time.

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 6, 2023    

    Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God bless.

  8. Melissa Pitts Melissa Pitts
    April 6, 2023    

    My thought and prayers go out to all the family.

  9. Brenda McCann Brenda McCann
    April 6, 2023    

    My Deepest Condolences to the family.Dave was a kind hearted hard working farmer. My father,Tom Mcclimans thought highly of him.

  10. Gary + Bridget Gault Gary + Bridget Gault
    April 6, 2023    

    Condolences from our family to yours.
    Your Neighbors, Gary and Bridget

  11. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 7, 2023    

    Jean, so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. May God give you peace at this time. Love, Judy

  12. Carolyn Pardue Carolyn Pardue
    April 7, 2023    

    I’m so sorry for your loss He’s in a better place now and riding on his John Deere in heaven. God bless you and your family hugs

  13. Mary Ann Stuyvesant Mary Ann Stuyvesant
    April 8, 2023    

    Gladys, I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My sympathies you you and your family.
    Minnie (Field) Stuyvesant

  14. Melissa Holler Melissa Holler
    April 8, 2023    

    My Condolence to the family
    So sorry for your loss

  15. Splitstone Family Splitstone Family
    April 8, 2023    

    The most sincerest condolences from our family to yours. You are in our prayers.

  16. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 9, 2023    

    So sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to all the family.

  17. Mark Rankin Mark Rankin
    April 9, 2023    

    My deepest sympathies to the family. My favorite farm to bail hay at as a teenager! Dave and Gladys (and Laurie and Don) were the best to work for (with). Fondly remember bailing hay with breaks in between the wagons coming in to eat ice cream sandwiches and taking a dip in the pool after the work was done.

  18. Bill & Julie (Moreland) Patterson Bill & Julie (Moreland) Patterson
    April 10, 2023    

    My dad and grandfather (Henry & Wilson Moreland) always thought/talked highly of Dave (and Gladys) – great neighbor, friend, farmer, and fellow John Deere enthusiast. I’m thankful we got to know him better these past few years since moving (back) to the area. Will be missed.

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