James (Jim) Mark Meloy, 76, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend joined his many loved ones in heaven on September 14, 2017. Jim was born in Kent, Ohio and the oldest of four boys. He moved his family to Phoenix in 1973 where he co-owned Arizona Tree Experts with his brother in law. Jim and his wife, Sandy eventually bought their partner out and he continued to run the business until he retired. Jim is preceded in death by his wife Sandy Meloy and survived by his wife, Patty Meloy, his three daughters; Tammi Dutton and her husband Doug, Sherri Ottaviano, Rhonda Bernal and her husband Tony, two step sons; James and David Sands, 5 grandchildren; Jeremy, Andrew, Gabrielle , Austin , Rowan and his two brothers; Jerry and Bill. A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. When Jim’s wife, Sandy passed away he set up a fund in her name at the Valley Fever Center for Excellence. So in lieu of flowers, the family request remembrances be made to the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, 1656 E. Mabel St, P.O. Box 24515, Tucson, AZ 85724 in Sandy Meloy’s name.
I am so very sorry for your lost. He was my softball coach in elementary school. I had the chance to visit with him a few years back when Tammi was in town, at TeePee Mexican Restaurant. It was so wonderful reminiscing about the softball days. He was so very kind and funny. My thoughts are with your family.
Tammi and Doug
I know the pain of missing my father and it i s bad. I am so sorry that you are having to go through this. I wish you love and strength during this time and always. I wish I could say it will be better soon but it will take time.
Hugs and Love
Susan and Rod
All my thoughts & prayers are with you all. Jim was such an amazing man; I have such great memories of Turney Street! One is when Jim would walk me home at one in the morning after my attempt to spend the night. He never got mad, he was always so nice about it. He’ll be greatly missed! Sending lots of love & hugs to you all. Rest In Peace Jim. ❤️
IN LOVING MEMORY OF A TRUE FRIEND JIM MELOY WE WILL MISS YOU
One man is known by all,
A friend always there,
To answer our call.
Going out of his way,
To make all things right.
Has gone off to Heaven,
to start a new life.
Jim Meloy, we’ll miss you,
Your passing has caused us to cry,
Why He has taken you,
He only knows why.
There has to be a reason,
You answered His call,
Though it isn’t understood,
Hard to accept by all.
A proud Dad, a true biker,
a great friend had to go,
Often called Santa by many who know.
As we look up to Heaven,
Though the window we see you clear,
As the bikes start their engines,
We all know you are near.
Rest our dear friend in your home up above,
Know you were by so many dearly loved. We will surely Miss You Brother & Friend.
Hank and Berniece Seiler.
So sorry for your loss Patty. I know you and your family were a big part of his family. Hugs and love from Iowa.
All of our love and prayers.
Jim, Sally, JD, Jen and Aaron