Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 26, 2013

James I. Melton, 84


Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — James I. Melton, 84, of Westport, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at Our Hospice Inpatient Facility at Columbus.

He was born March 11, 1929 in Burkesville, Ky., the son of James Robert and Anna Pearl (Anderson) Melton.

He was raised in Westport and has lived here for the majority of his life and graduated from Vernon High School.

He retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Minerva Masonic Lodge # 98 F. & A.M. at Miamisburg, Ohio.

He had served with the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, restoring cars, watching his grandkids play sports and grandparents day at school.

He married M. June Henry in Dayton, Ohio on April 5, 1952, and she preceded him in death Jan. 8, 2003.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Melton of Greensburg; his sons, Mark Melton of Westport and Michael (Jenny) Melton of Hamilton, Ohio; his sisters, Robbie Cox of Indianapolis, Betty Cole of Hudson, Florida, Sue Stout of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Anna Smith of Columbus, and Patricia Larson of Galesburg, Ill., his eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, James I. Melton, Jr., sisters, Blanche Dunham and Dorothy Johnson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home, Rev. Steve Pumphrey, officiating.

Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.