Melanie Dale Rhorer McCloud

Profile Updated: March 13, 2017
Melanie Dale Rhorer
Residing In Lexington, KY USA
Spouse/Partner John T. McCloud LHS '62
Homepage Facebook Melanie Rhorer McCloud
Occupation retired bookkeeper
Children Kevin 7/4/71 owns
Audra 5/15/74 married to Bryan Bills,
Raegan 9/22/2006 More… our only grand child and the light of our lives
Melanie Dale Rhorer


Yes! Attending Reunion

John T and I met on a blind date after Donna Shaw's wedding, set up by Nancy Jordan and Johnny Poppas.....9 months later, we were married. The first 30 years, John T worked for R.J.Reynolds Tobacco Co. and he traveled to Ga, NC, SC, KY. on the tobacco markets as a buyer. I worked in Lexington as a bookkeeper at tobacco warehouses. The last 20 years, John T started a business in an old tobacco warehouse called Salvage Building Materials, selling new kitchen cabinets, bath vanities and vanity tops, knobs and pulls....New Materials at Salvage Prices. I started a Bookkeeping business and did payrolls and financials for many small businesses in central Kentucky. We are both mostly retired, with the kids running Salvage. We love to travel.... and I love to play bridge and read and have adventures with Raegan. We will celebrate our 50th anniversary 12/21/2018.

School Story

I lived on Vista Drive in front of the school and was not very active at Lafayette. My big interest was in business, so I was very active in Junior Achievement. Since we stayed in Lexington and John T and I both graduated from Lafayette, we started attending the dinners at Lafayette with the LHS Alumni Association.
A couple years ago, I was elected Treasurer of LHS Alumni Assoc. and am now President. It was founded mostly by graduates of the 1940's and 1950's at the 50th Anniversary of Lafayette, but now has many graduates active from the 1960's and hosted the 75th Anniversary of Lafayette in April, 2015 with Tommy Hammond as MC and John Y. Brown, Jr. and Ernie Fletcher as key note speakers.
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Aug 25, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Have a great birthday my favorite "fix-it" man!!! mm

Aug 01, 2019 at 7:47 AM

RIP were a sweet friend.

Jun 06, 2019 at 6:02 PM

Sue....Hope your birthday is as sweet as you!!! MM

Apr 09, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Feb 26, 2019 at 6:34 PM

Happy Birthday Steve.....have a great one!!!!

Feb 25, 2019 at 10:31 AM

Charlie.....Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! Know the Mayor will think of something special!!! Melanie

Dec 30, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Hope your birthday is special Jay!!!

Nov 30, 2018 at 7:27 AM

Have a happy happy Betsy!!!

Nov 30, 2018 at 7:25 AM

Have a happy happy Jimmy!!!!

Nov 24, 2018 at 9:49 AM

So good seeing you at the Reunion Mildred. Hope your birthday is special!!!

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Oct 27, 2018 at 12:33 PM

I got to know Becca at our 50th Reunion meetings and she was a joy to work with as we planned and had our 50th Reunion at Palomar Club House and the Campbell House.  Then she came to our 50th Reunion at our Sock-Hop for the Classes of the '60's at The Round Barn at the Red Mile where we had another great turn-out.  The last we heard from her, she was not doing well, but checked in with all of us on Facebook to explain why we had not heard from her lately.  Then very quickly, she was gone.  Since we had such a large class at Lafayette, I did not really know her then, so feel fortunate that I got to work and get to know her the last couple years.  RIP Becca!!!  God has a new heavenly angel!!! 

Oct 21, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Happy Birthday to my favorite class mate!!! hugs.....

Aug 31, 2018 at 8:14 AM

Happy birthday to my favorite handy man!!!

Aug 01, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Hey BB....hope your birthday is super!!! MM

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Jul 21, 2018 at 12:33 PM

So glad Pat was able to come to our 50th and visit with friends....old and new.  

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Jul 21, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Looks like Mike may have left the Bluegrass state, but it stayed close to his heart.


Jun 06, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Hope LHS '66's own Vanna White has a great birthday!!! mm

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Apr 25, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Enjoyed talking to David at our 50th.  We are losing so many of our class sad.

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Posted on: Apr 13, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Hope your birthday is special Joey!!! Have missed seeing you at our monthly meetings!!!

Apr 09, 2018 at 4:33 AM