BURLINGTON - Robert Leonard "Bob" Melton Sr., 80, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
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He was born in Alamance County to the late Robert Lacy Melton and the late Carrie Thomas Melton and was the husband of 55 years to Mary Madren Melton, who survives.
Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired after 22 years of service with the U.S. Navy and retired with Diebold, Inc. Bob was a member of Union Ridge Church, Fleet Reserve Association and The Retired and Enlisted Association.
Survivors other than his wife, Mary Madren Melton, include his daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia M. "Cindy" and Keith Brady and Denise M. and Victor Tripp; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Leonard Jr. "Bobby" and JoAnne Melton; and granddaughter, Casey Ann Melton, all of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lewis Melton and Lloyd Melton; and stepmother, Bessie Mae Zimmerman Melton.
The memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James Rosser. The family will receive friends following the service.
The Melton family would like to say a special thank you to Hospice and the Homeplace for their loving care that they showed to Bob.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2013