Newland, North Carolina
1941 — 2023
John M. (Jack) Melk, age 81, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Life Care Center of Banner Elk surrounded by his family. Jack was born on April 3, 1941 in Hamilton County, Ohio, a son of the late Melvin Melk and the late Mildred Schenkel Howard. He attended Xavier University and University of Cincinnati. After college he joined the United States Army Reserves. Jack worked as a Packaging Engineer for Proctor and Gamble for 36 years. He retired in 1996 to Savannah, Georgia where he and his wife Catherine lived for 8 years. They found their mountain home in 1999. He was a member of the Mountainside Lutheran Church in Linville. Jack enjoyed music,...