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Jimmy Melton, 85, of Weatherford, peacefully passed into the presence of Jesus while surrounded by family on June 12, 2017.
He was born in O'Donnel, TX on March 15, 1932 to James A. Melton and Thelma (Kirkland) Melton. Jimmy lived in O'Donnel until he was 17. He then moved to Weatherford where he spent the rest of his life except for three years spent in Isfahan, Iran and 14 years after retirement in Carbon. He was a purchasing agent in the aircraft industry for 50 years. Over the years he was an active member of Greenwood Baptist Church, Brock Baptist Church, and Carbon Community Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Barbara Young Melton; two sons, Kelvin Melton and wife, Paula and Eric Melton and wife, Kathy; two daughters, Brenna Lindley and husband, Doug and Jill Allen and husband, Paul. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. Melton and Thelma (Kirkland) Melton; a daughter, Elsie JoAn Melton; one brother and two sisters.
Services will be 9 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Weatherford.
Published on June 13, 2017
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