John Melder Jr.
September 7, 1959 - August 28, 2014
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston
209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2832 | Map
Saturday 8/30, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston
209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
318-255-2832 | Map
Sunday 8/31, 2:00 pm
Location Not Available
Sunday 8/31

Funeral services for John A. Melder, Jr, age 53, of Maurepas, LA, will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Mike Frazier. Burial will follow in the Caney Lake Baptist Church Cemetery in Chatham, LA under…

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David Fox left a message on September 9, 2014:
John will be missed. My prayers have been for him and his family.
Ronnie Cochran left a message on September 6, 2014:
John is loved around the world. People at home cannot image the positive influence this man had on everyone that worked with him. I knew John for only a few years and we worked as a team like very few others. We laughed and shouted, we were sad together and we had many happy times just as the flow of life provides. Again, John was beloved by so many people from all around the world from so many cultures and beliefs. He loved his wife with all that he was. We would sit quietly talking sometimes and he would express the depth of that love. John also would tell with great joyous excitement the humorus excapades of his grandsons. I can only say, John was a brother a friend to depth of his soul. Ensco Rig-96 was his family away from home and we are now back to the rig and so many people are very sad of his loss. I am very sorry for your loss Ms Leasia and may God give you strength. Ronnie
Elvis Mixon left a message on September 2, 2014:
Miss you brother!!!!!!!
Mohamed Gado left a message on September 1, 2014:
it’s a shocked to all of us specially here in E-96 ,it know John from 8 month only but I cannot imagine how he's was a friend, Father, and brother to me and all people on this Rig, I am still hear his voice while talking and advice me, I Never ever forget you in all my life, god bless you
Naushad ali left a message on September 1, 2014:
Heartfelt sympathies, deeply in sorrow to hear the loss of our dear OIM. May his soul rest in peace.We share the pain for loosing him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Naushad ali left a message on September 1, 2014:
He shall be always remembered. He felt the pain of others. Team 96 now feel the pain of losing him.
Willie Browhow left a message on August 31, 2014:
In memory of John i knew him for 5 months but he was a good friend, he will be surely missed my Ensco family. Rest in peace buddy.
Sreenath left a message on August 31, 2014:
Great Loss from ensco96 family. He was a dynamic personality. My his soul rest in peace.
Sreenath left a message on August 31, 2014:
I can't believe that our John OIM is no more. I was shocked to read it in India. He was one of the very few strong personality whom I genuinly appreciated and loved. I feel deep sorrow and pain. My condolences from the depth of my heart to his near ones. 
Sreenath left a message on August 31, 2014:
I can't believe that our John OIM is no more. I was shocked to read it in India. He was one of the very few strong personality whom I genuinly appreciated and loved. I feel deep sorrow and pain. My condolences from the depth of my heart to his near ones. 
Stuart Johnstone left a message on August 31, 2014:
My thoughts and prayers go out to John's family at this difficult time. He was a big part of the Ensco family in Saudi Arabia and especially on the rig Ensco 96 where I know he was liked and loved by all.We will miss you John.Stuart & family.
Lalit Manoj left a message on August 31, 2014:
You will live in our memories forever, Rest in peace,John.
Lalit Manoj left a message on August 31, 2014:
You will live in our memories forever. Rest in peace, John.
Ashokan.k.k left a message on August 31, 2014:
God bless you all
Ashokan.k.k left a message on August 31, 2014:
If tears could build a stairway , And memories a lane, I' hd walk right up to heaven, And bring u home again.. Will miss ur presence....
Deny Wardoyo left a message on August 31, 2014:
It was short time John, this just like only a second I met you. You are a figure of friend, father, inspirator...Yeah, only one second with you. I've been plan to meet you. I missed the time when we were together. When you hug me that time, I never think you won't do this anymore...I missed that moment John.
Bambang Djasmine Ali, E96 Chief Mechanic left a message on August 31, 2014:
John is a great leader and strength but still has good sense of humor. I was worked with him for almost three years on E96. I Will miss the great time with you boss, miss all your story and laughter. Rest In Peace Sir, you'll always be on E96......
[email protected] left a message on August 30, 2014:
God Bless you all
Angela & Patrick parrie left a message on August 30, 2014:
To a wonderful person an dear friend who will be missed tremendously. It was a pleasure knowing him!! Our prayers are with his family.
Rob Corbin left a message on August 30, 2014:
John Melder (squirrel) was and has been my best friend for over 25 years. We worked and played together during the best times of our lives. John and his lovely wife just visited me last week at my home in S.W. Florida. I hadn't seen them in many years. We laughed and talked about the old times when we worked together offshore. The great times we had building hot rods and fishing on Caney Lake. To have one friend like John in a life time is a gift from God. I will miss my friend and brother greatly. Thank you Squirrel for all the laughs we had. Ill see you on the other side my friend.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Charlene Swanner left a message on August 30, 2014:
John was the best brother-in-law. He loved his family and God. We all had good times and bad and John was there for all of us. I will miss your stories and laughter but know you are watching over all of us with the others who have gone before.
Barbara Clinton left a message on August 30, 2014:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to danceMay GOD give comfort in HIS special way !
[email protected] left a message on August 30, 2014:
Praying for you all, God Bless and put your arms of Mercy around them all
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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