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Randle Gene Melton

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Randle Gene Melton, 64, passed away suddenly on Saturday morning July 25, 2009 in Rio Rancho.
Randle was born Oct. 26, 1944 in Sacramento, N.M. to Robert and Velma Melton. He grew up in the Weed N.M. area. His father was a logger and had his own saw mill. Randy was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Viet Nam War. He took his country and freedom very seriously.
He had driven a truck for Burch Trucking and during that time had entered State Wide Truck Rodeo Competions and had won first place trophys. He had worked for Mark Jones of Victor Corporation and for several years he was superintendent over dirt work projects. He was an avid hunter of loved his dogs, enjoyed yard work and gardening. He loved his family and looked forward every years to the Melton Family Reunion. He was married to Barbara Cook in 1977 and for over 25 years had operated a logging business.
Surviving Randle Melton are two sons Chris and family of Alamogordo and Randle Jr. and family of Cloudcroft. One son John Melton preceded him in death. Three stepchildren, also survive, David, Kim and Richard Cook. Four brothers survived: Shearld Melton and Jan of Roswell, David Melton and Linda of Las Cruces, Bill Melton and Carol or Cortez, Colo., and Bobby Melton and Sue of Pinon. One sister Nancy of Alamogordo. He was preceded in death by his parents, by a brother Allen and by four sisters- Jean, Ruby, Pearl and Juanita.
Services celebrating his life will be Thursday July 30, 2009 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Mosquero Community Church at Mosquero, N.M. with Rev. Lester Stone, Baptist Minister of Alamogordo officiating. Pall bearers will be Bill Melton, David Melton, Sherald Melton, Bobby Joe Melton, Chris Melton and Randal Melton Jr. Honorary Pall bearers will be Lynn Cook, Mark Jones, Charlie Baker, Angel Aroyo, Duke Edwards, George Smith and David Prichard. Interment will take place in the family plot of the Mosquero Cemetery at Mosquero.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 28 to Aug. 11, 2009
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