Benjamin H. Melton Jr., 79, of Warwick, RI, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at home.
He was born in Woodlawn, to the late Benjamin H. and Elsie (Allen) Melton.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine A. (Tainsh) Melton; two sons, Thomas J. Melton and Joseph T. Melton; one daughter, Mary Ellen Carey; two sisters, Jewell Reynolds and Lucybell Denton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Sept. 4, 2012, from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rita Church, Oakland Beach Ave. Burial with military honors was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904, or the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Ave., Providence, RI 02906.