Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

May 28, 2014

Dean Melton

— Dean Melton, 88, passed away May 27, 2014 in Corsicana. He was born April 12, 1926 in Dresden to James Grover and Amanda Lou Steward Melton. He married Joyce French on October 6, 1951 in Corsicana. He was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church. He was a builder in the community for over 50 years. He took pride in his work ensuring quality. He built the first electric house in 1959. He built the parsonage, church and Family Life Center for Navarro Mills Baptist Church. He enjoyed raising cattle and pigs and always had a milk cow. They raised four successful children and he raised them to take pride in what they do.

He is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and six sisters.

He is survived by his wife 62 years Joyce Melton of Corsicana; four children Dennis Melton and wife Kay of Blooming Grove, Denise McReyolds and husband Mike of Wortham, Marcus Melton and wife Cinda of Blooming Grove, Paula Stewart and husband Badie of Corsicana. Sister Sybil Malone of Corsicana. Twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3pm Friday, May 30, 2014 at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with Pastor Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Mitchell, Joe Worley, Percy Morton, J.K. Melton, Jackie Thomas and Scott Jenkins.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com

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