Melvin Satterfield

August 27, 1942 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 77) 77 Years Old


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


Melvin Satterfield, 77, of Paoli, passed away at IU Bloomington Hospital Thursday May 7, 2020. He was born in Milltown, Indiana on August 27, 1942 to Jeff and Mae Satterfield. He married Judy Stroud on February 15, 1963 and she survives.


He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Loren (Joyce) Satterfield.


Melvin attended school in Marengo and grew up near Hardinsburg. He worked at Kimball’s Piano for 29 years and built his home in his spare time. We were all overjoyed of his accomplishments. Then later, he and his family owned and built the Satterfield’s Dairy Bar to a successful business, which he enjoyed very much. Meeting people and friends from near and far, from Tucson, Arizona to Louisville, to Florida; they kept coming back. Bobby Knight even patronized the business. Melvin went to Smoky Mountains one time and he and Bobby Knight discussed the establishment Melvin had built. Then before retirement, Melvin worked at Paoli Throop and High School. He had many friends of all ages. He even helped in his wife’s daycare, taking them to Spring Mill for picnics. He and his family have taken some of their little daycare friends to Branson, Florida, Tucson, AZ, and Smoky Mountains. He enjoyed his whole family.

He liked camping, fishing, and traveling with his son and daughter, and of course, his wife. He always said he had a good life and his family was the best thing that ever happened to him. He too was loved. He was always there for you in time of need, no matter when or why. He was truly glad for you and seemed to understand. He was someone whom you could depend on. Though we meet a lot of people in life, it seems like very few turn out to be a special friend. Melvin was my special friend for 57 years of marriage. He will be missed tremendously. He was my one true love, Judy.


Survivors include:


                Judy Satterfield                                                                                 


                Steven R. Satterfield                                                                                                        Paoli, Indiana


Rebecca (Butch) McKeighen                                                                                           Paoli, Indiana


                Mike (Penny) Stroud                                                                                                        Salem, Indiana


                Debby Stroud                                                                                                                     Bloomington, Indiana

                Jackie King Perry                                                                                                               Indianapolis, Indiana

                Joyce Satterfield                                                                                                                Paoli, Indiana


Granddaughter, Danell Onley, and 2 Great-Grandsons, Lucas and Laine Onley, also survive Melvin Satterfield.


Graveside Services for Melvin will be Monday May 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Stampers Creek Cemetery.


Phillip Stroud will officiate


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May 11, 2020

1:00 PM
Stampers Creek Cemetery
56 east
Paoli, Indiana 47454

Graveside Service
May 11, 2020

1:00 PM
Dillman - Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell St
Paoli, IN 47454


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