He was the son of the late Sherman and Georgia Mae Bowen Melton.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Stearns, Jean Brown, and Janice Hacker
and 4 brothers, William R. Melton, Tommy Melton, Ronnie Melton, and Lonnie Kay Melton.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his sister, Sue Irwin
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Peolia Cemetery with Military Honors.