Ronald ‘Frog’ Melott

Ronald ‘Frog’ Melott

EAST LIVERPOOL — Ronald “Frog” Melott, 80, of East Liverpool, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Born in Congo, W.Va. on Jan. 8, 1939, he was the son of the late John and Alice (Moss) Melott.

He proudly served in the United States Navy and he was retired from New Castle Refractories Company.

His wife, Frances Melott; two brothers, John and Herbert Melott; and two sisters, Shelby John and Linda Melott preceded him in death.

Surviving are his step-daughter, Jeannie Bradley of Ohio; step-son, William Cutright Jr. of Ohio; four step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; eight step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Georgia Gardner of East Liverpool; three brothers, William (Louise) Melott of East Liverpool, Robert (Rosetta) Melott of East Liverpool and Roger (Judy) Richards of Chester; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m., at the Nixon Funeral Home, Newell, WV, where funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 121-VFW Post 6450 Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell, WV.