Melvin Ott Fountain Sr
Melvin Ott Fountain Sr, a dedicated servant of Jehovah God, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and beloved friend, died on Thursday March 22, 2018, at the age of 81. Melvin was born on October 31, 1936 to Gladys Hutcherson and Alphonse Fountain in Fayette, MS. Melvin came to Santa Barbara as a young man where he met and married Elizabeth Poindexter on April 12, 1959. Together they raised their four sons, Larry, Tyrell, Harry and Melvin Jr., as well as Elizabeth’s youngest siblings, Carl, Belinda, Melinda, and David Poindexter.
Melvin was a humble, kind hearted man who was quick to greet you with a warm smile. He was a hard worker who held a number of occupations during his lifetime. He was loved by many, and was best known for his work in the community as a Bible teacher and for his 28 years of bus driving for the SB Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) before retiring.
He is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Elizabeth, his sons, Larry (Susan), Tyrell (Vivian), Harry (Ana) and Melvin Jr. (Heather), his siblings, Mary Joyce Wood, Bobby Fagen, and Mary Crayton, as well as ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Melvin is preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings; Clare Gearing, Henry Robinson, BW Snyder, Greg Gordon.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday March 28 from 1- 5pm at Welch Ryce Haider, 15 E Sola St Santa Barbara, Ca 93101
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at noon at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 840 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA