Lawrence “Larry” Mellick, age 80, passed away at home on February 10, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones. He was the oldest of his siblings, born on April 20, 1939 in Spokane, Washington to Howard and Marge (Skauge) Mellick.
Larry was the rock of his family and the most loving and dependable brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was the one his family and friends turned to when they needed help, whether it be with a project, advice, or a place to stay. He could build or fix anything, but his favorite hobby by far was miniature railroad modeling. This hobby created the fondest of memories for his grandchildren, whom loved spending time in his “railroad room.”
Larry worked hard his entire life to be able to support for his family. He worked as an electrician and estimator for Groseclose Electric Co and local union 234. He was also passionate about showing his Boy Scout Troop 31 the world of outdoors and nature, and loved sharing stories about their adventures. During his retirement, Larry joined the local Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Historical Society, helping recreate model Monterey County railroads from the mid-1900s. Throughout his life, Larry not only raised his own children, but also took on the father-figure to many of his grandchildren. To say many hearts are broken due to the loss of a wonderful man, is an understatement.
He is survived by his loving wife Beverly (Hall) Mellick; sister Carol (Mellick) Scarborough of Oak Grove, AR; sister Diane Alves of Soledad, Ca; son Dan Mellick of Salinas, CA; daughter Cheryl (Mellick) Goad of Corpus Christi, TX; and daughter Kristen Mellick of Salinas, CA; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great grandchild.
His celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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