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A funeral service for Johnny Wayne Melton, age 68, of the Dialville community, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Jim Slocumb officiating. He will be laid to rest at Rocky Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Melton passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Jacksonville.
Johnny was born January 7, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Johnny and Syble (Hunter) Melton.
He was employed as a truck driver and was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Lee Melton.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Jenny Rebecca Melton of Jasper and Pamela Melton of Houston; a son, Patrick Devlin of Jasper; brother, Raymond Melton of Dialville; sisters, Geneva Graham and husband Donald of Zavalla, Jaunita Boyle and husband Bob of Kingwood, Patricia Witt and husband Larry of Houston, Linda Sherrod and husband Carroll of Bauxite, AR, Ruby Ramirez and husband Roger of Pearland, Sherry Childress and husband Larry of Longview. He is also survived by two grandchildren; Jacob Walton and John Devlin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gilbert Melton, David Graham, Bo Bryan Boyle, Perry Allen Jacks, Spike Witt and Michael Sherrod. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Childress, Jason Sherrod and John Witt.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Johnny's family from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on December 28, 2016
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