John Allen Melcher, 97, of Peoria, Arizona and longtime Grandview resident died Feb. 28, 2023.

He was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Portland, Oregon.

Viewing and visitation will be on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral service will be on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Grandview Lutheran Church, 300 Euclid, Grandview, WA 98930. Burial with Military Honors will be at the Zillah Cemetery Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to American Legion Memorial Fund, Zillah Veteran Park, PO Box 835, Zillah, WA 98954 or Inland Northwest Honor Flight, 608 W 2nd, Ste 309, Spokane, WA 99201-4430.

Those wishing to sign John’s online memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

Sign A Guestbook

Offer a personal message of sympathy...

By sharing a fond memory or writing a kind tribute, you will be providing a comforting keepsake to those in mourning. If you have an existing account with this site, you may log in with that below. Otherwise, you can create an account by clicking on the Log in button below, and then register to create your account.

(0) entries

Sign the guestbook.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.