United States Air Force Retired Master Sergeant Deacon Charles Edward Melton was the third child of twelve, born on August 18, 1931 in Kendleton, Texas to the late Burel L. Melton and the late Louisa Mitchell Melton.
Charles died peacefully on the beautiful morning of June 14, 2020 at his home in Kendleton, Texas.
Charles was an honor graduate of Powell Point High School, located in Kendleton, Texas.
After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951.
He had many assignments over the years with the military and he traveled all over the world.
Sergeant Melton served his country for 26 years with high, outstanding honors. After his military retirement, Charles moved back to Kendleton with his wife and two youngest daughters. He was a master electrician who wired houses for the elderly and for those that were in need.
He was an upstanding man in the Kendleton community and was known for his wisdom and integrity.
In 1984, Charles re-dedicated his life back to Christ, and he was a faithful steward to God’s word.
He loved God and served Him until his death.
Charles was proceeded in death by his parents Burel and Louisa Melton; brothers William Melton (Stafford, Tx), Victor Melton (Kendleton, Texas), and James Melton (Los Angeles, Calif.), sisters ElsieMae Jackson (Kendleton, Tx), and Marjorie Adams (Kendleton, Tx); his beloved wife Elois; and oldest daughter Valinda (Redlands, Calif.).
Cherishing his memories are his son Dwayne (Redlands, Calif.), daughters Felicia “Lisa” (San Antonio, Tx) and Wendy (Kendleton, Tx); grandchildren Autumn and husband Elmore (Pasadena, Calif.) and Tervell (Redlands, Calif.) two beautiful great-granddaughters Naia and Malia (Pasadena, Tx); sisters Sylvia Money and husband Wendell (Missouri City, Tx), Meredith Hargrove (Houston, Tx), Merell Brown (Kendleton, Tx), Bevelyn Williams (Richmond, Tx), and Patricia Booker (Richmond, Tx); one brother, Arthur Melton and wife Verna (Garland, Tx), as well numerous in-laws (from California who loved him dearly), cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Due to the social distancing requirements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold a public viewing (masks are mandatory) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and a private family service for our Dad on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:00 am.
Although we will not be able to accommodate other guests, please know that we appreciate the many prayers, words of comfort and gifts that we have already received.
We hope to either live-stream or have other video access to the service and we will provide more information at a later date, if that is the case.
Asking all prior and active military persons to wear their uniforms if possible.
Limited services will be held
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at:
Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church
13230 Battle road
FM 2919 Battle Road
Kendlton, Tx 77417
Public viewing from 9:00am-11:00am (mandatory face masks).
Private ceremony due to COVID-19 for family at 11:00 am
Final arrangements entrusted to Pierce Boone Funeral Home
416 East Elm Street
Wharton, Tx 77488
Final resting place: Powell Point Cemetery, Powell Point, Kendleton, Tx