Funeral service for Lee “Dale” Melton, of Arnold, was March 5, 2014 at James & Gahr Mortuary Chapel, Rolla, with Bro. Tom Jenkins officiating.
Interment was in the Smith Cemetery, Edgar Springs with Full Military Honors.
Mr. Melton was born August 2, 1926 in St. Louis to August and G. Pearl (Rossell) Melton. He married Jane Taylor October 2, 1948. They were the parents of eight children. Later he married Ruby Owens March 3, 2007. Mr. Melton died February 28, 2014 in Arnold at the age of 87 years.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Melton, Arnold; children, Bob Melton and wife, Rita, Salem; Barry Melton and wife, Pam, O’Fallon; Fred Melton and wife, Karen, Salem; Frank Melton and wife, Sharon, Bonne Terre; Ruth Krueger and husband, Phil, Salem; David Melton and wife, Cheryl, Lemay; stepchildren, Sylvia Berkbigler and husband, Benny, Barnhart; Vivian Pippin and husband, John, Prevely; Howard Wideman and wife, Juanita, Barnhart; Gay McCarter and husband, Gary, Prevely; Vickey Waggoner and husband, Keith, Arnold; Dennis Wideman and wife, Donna, Barnhart; Denise Miekamp and husband, Richard, House Springs; sister, Betty Shaw, Flat; and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; extended family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Jane; children, Bill Melton and Nancy Hines; stepson, Raymond Wideman; brothers, Fred, Dallas and Ward Melton; sisters, Early York, Margie Humes, Lorraine Melton; and Mary Ann Melton.
Mr. Melton served in the United States Army before retiring twice as a machinist.