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MELTON
Forrest Eugene Melton
He was a husband, a father, a brother, an athlete, a teacher, a singer, a deacon, and a Vietnam Veteran. He was Forrest Eugene Melton. On Monday, June 1, 2009 our precious Lord called him home. Our beloved Forrest was born June 5, 1945 in Seguin and has lived in San Antonio since 1958. He was involved in numerous activities, from football to track to class song leader, while attending Phillis Wheatley High School until graduation in 1963. He immediately joined the United States Army, serving in Vietnam, where he received numerous honors including the Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the National Defense Service Medal. Forrest later worked in electrical engineering and computer technology. He was also very active in church, as a Deacon, President of the Sanctuary Choir, Brotherhood Ministry, and Sunday School Teacher. For us, his family, and all those who knew him, he was love, strength, and grace all in one. He was the one to turn to for everything and the one so many used as an example of how to lead a blessed life. He is survived by his beloved wife Lavada and precious daughter Sharron. Also, his brothers Don, Price, Robert, Ivory & sisters Helen and Darlene. Extended Relatives of the heart also include Martha, Jared & Veronica Garcia, and the Juan Ramirez family. Thank you to all who loved him, you fill our hearts. SERVICES
Visitation will be Monday, June 8, 5 pm to 9 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 1719 Burleson St, San Antonio, Texas, 78202. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June 9, 10:30 am at Calvary Baptist Church followed by Interment at 1 pm, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Jun. 7, 2009.
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July 6, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Willie Chestnut
June 19, 2009
Dear Melton Family:

It is with deepest sadness that I extend my condolences to you on the loss of your beloved.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service and dedication to our great country.

May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
June 12, 2009
Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. We want you to always know, wherever you may go, no matter where you are, we will never be far away. We only wish we could be there for you to lean on. As long as there is the phone and E-mail, distance is just a finger tap away. Lavada, Sharron, our prayers are with you and always remember how much you are cared for. Mel and Barbara Burton
June 9, 2009
Forrest was truly a great man and
one of the people I looked forward to seeing each week at Alamo PC's "Doctor is In" (member computer help).
I enjoyed his humor and good spirit in spite of some of the difficult problems some of our customers brought him. I wish his family peace and grace in the days ahead. We are better having known him.
Michael Favor
June 9, 2009
Forrest was a good man,
He will be surely missed at Alamo PC.
Richard Lindsey
June 8, 2009
On behalf of the Alamo Personal Computer Organization, we wish to extend our condolances and sympathy to the family of Forrest Melton. As one of the members of the Dr Is In group, that did a great job helping members with computer problems, I know there are many members whom Forrest helped with their individual computer problems who are the better for having known him. He was always very friendly and willing to joke with me, even when I would say something like, "You here again! Your computer must really be 'broke bad' and you probably needed to get some 'GOOD' help fixing it, so it will work properly." His response would usually be something like, "How about letting me work on your computer." My response might be, "No way, I want mine to keep on working." Then we would each smile and exchange pleasantries. Forrest was truly one of the "Good Guys" and anyone who knew him can not help but remember him as such. Thank you for sharring him with Alamo PC and with the many people whom he came in contact with.
Bill Klutz
President, Alamo PC
June 8, 2009
We will deeply miss Forrest,We are just grateful, we had time on this earth to know this kind man and his beatiful family.Our thoughts and prayers from all us here
E.C Quality Car Care
June 8, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Gary Grieve
June 8, 2009
We would like to take this opportunity to thank God for
allowing us to share Forrest for the time we had together. He was a good, caring man who wanted to help and educate those around him. Love and well wishes to the
family.
Adrian Gloria Arbizu
June 8, 2009
My deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved Forrest. His passing is a tremendous loss to this world. Forrest is truly one of the good guys and anyone knowing him could not help feeling befriended. I always did, and will continue to, feel close to him although we were only two ships passing. Forrest will always remain one of those whom I will regret not knowing much, much better, but hopefully that will be changed someday.

Joseph Fazzino
Joseph Fazzino
June 8, 2009
Ms. Lavada and Sharron, I know I speak for our entire family when i say we are deeply saddened by your (our) loss. I always remember when you all would come over for christmas eve and Forrest would be the last one to walk to the door. He was a great man and he brought alot of love and kind spirit with him in whoever he dealt with. We love you both and will always be a part of our immediate family! Our thought and prayers are with you and will always be. Sincerely, J.J.
Juan J. Ramirez
June 8, 2009
We fondly remember Forrest as a friendly, intelligent, kind, highly respected gentleman, who still continued to keep a sense of humor about him. It was an honor to have known him and he will be missed. Our love and prayers to his family,
Mike and Linda Bianchi
June 7, 2009
Peaceful, friendly and a quiet spirit that was Forrest Melton.Never saw him angry nor upset. Always had a smile on his face and something good to say at all time. Loved by everyone and will be missed by everyone.
May God be your Comforter now and always..
Mary Henderson
June 7, 2009
I am sorry for your loss. You will be kept in my prayers.
Larry smith
June 7, 2009
Sharron,
I'm sorry I never got to meet your dad, but I know he must have been a great man because he raised a great daughter. My thoughts are with you and your mom.
Tom Koch
June 7, 2009
Forrest worked very hard helping me fix my computer at AlamoPC Club-----despite his brain tumor!
Bill Donovan MD
June 7, 2009
Chere Reneau
June 7, 2009
Forrest was a good man and I'm sure will be missed by many.
Bruce Cramer
June 7, 2009
Mrs. Melton and family, when I saw Forrest at the Crossroads Mall Resource Center or at a Computer Show, I noticed that he lost some weigh. He never told me why, but he would say that he felt better. When I saw Forrest after volunteering at the “Doctor Is In” for Alamo P.C. he would tell me about a challenged computer. He enjoyed talking about the difficult ones. Forrest spent a tremendous amount of time fixing other member’s computers. And afterwards he would stay and look on the Internet for other possible corrections.
His cheerful presence will truly be missed at the Alamo P.C. Organization. I always respected his opinions and most of the time his point of view was much better mine.
We're sorry for your loss of Forrest.
Maki & Stephen Tech
June 7, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Bob Goad
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