Funeral service with full Military Honors will be held at 12:00 Noon Friday at McEvoy Funeral Home with Paul Setlech officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are: Richard Routon, Sam Lemonds, Phillip Williams, Harry Cowan, Roland Parkhill, Doug Taylor, Dewey Ealey, Bill Oliver and Johnny Hutcherson.
Visitation Thursday 4:00 - 7:00PM and after 10:00AM Friday.
He was born in Paris to the late Jewell B. Melton, Sr. and Velma Burns Melton.
Survived by his wife Nell Melton of Cottage Grove; daughter: Melissa (John) Lipscomb, Atlanta, GA; step-daughter: Fran (Jeff) Jolley, Palmersville; step-sons: David (Amy) Hoskins and Rick (Mary) Hoskins, both of Springville; half-sister: Kathy (Sylvaine) Cooper, Greenfield; half-brother: Brad (Jeannie) Melton, Henry; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Preceded by a son: Randy Melton; step-son: John Hoskins and two grandchildren.
Mr. Melton was a member of the National Guard for over 45 years, a member and past officer of the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.
Memorials may be made to: Henry County Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.