SPRINGFIELD – Nickolas "Nick" J. Melton, 34, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 12, 1978, to Donald and Deborah (Word) Melton. He met Stacey Moffitt in 1997 and they were married on August 30, 2008.
Nick was self-employed. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family, especially his kids. He was a wonderful father, brother and son. He loved coaching his son's Little League team and reading to his daughter at night. He enjoyed antiquing and was an avid collector and NASCAR fan.
He is survived by his wife, Stacey; his children, Nathan Joseph Melton and Sarah Elizabeth Melton; parents, Donald and Debbie Melton; two brothers, Brandon and Jake Melton; grandmother, Ruth Ann Melton; and three nieces and six nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Kim Word; uncle, Marty Word; and grandfather, Preston Melton.
Celebration of Life: The family will host a Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m., followed by a gathering until 4 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Stuart Park, 1800 Winch Lane, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family of Nick Melton, c/o Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.