Theodore Ray Melrose, 74, of Point Pleasant, passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center on January 16, 2014.
He was born July 27, 1939, in Mason County, a son to the late Richard Melrose and Wilma Nicholson Melrose. He retired from the Point Pleasant Post Office where he worked for 42 years. He attended Marshall University and graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 1957, and was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Wilson Melrose of Point Pleasant, one sister, Wilma (Tom) Fisher, three nieces, Denise (Bill) Buchanan, Diane Epling, and Debbie (Mike) Young, as well as several great-nieces and nephews, and his faithful dog Chloe.
Funeral services will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. James Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens also in Point Pleasant. Friends may visit the family on Saturday evening, January 18, 2014, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 615 Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV, 25550. Online condolences can be made at www.dealfh.com