Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Eugene James "Gene" Melton, Jr. 1919-2007

Eugene James "Gene" Melton, Jr. of Lake Tanglewood died Wednesday, October 3, 2007.
Gene was born in Cement, Oklahoma on December 29, 1919 and technically gifted, took an early interest in radio, serving in the Navy during WWII, becoming a HAM radio operator and working for Santa Fe Railroad for 31 years, developing much of their cross-country microwave communications system.
Never searching for praise from others, Gene was always helping at the Churches of Christ at several locations, serving as a deacon, teaching local Bible classes, and working to establish Christianity in India through World Bible School. By the example of his simple, honest life, he left an enduring legacy of believers among family, friends, and around the world.
He was preceeded in death by his parents and younger brother Jack Melton.
Gene is survived by his wife Mary Evelyn Wheeler Melton of 69 years, his brother Fred Melton of Flatonia, Texas, four children: Roger Melton and wife Linda of Rescue California, Mary Solomon and husband Walter of Lake Tanglewood, Henry Melton and wife Mary Ann of Hutto Texas, and Martha Barnett and husband Hugh of Dallas Texas. He had 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.


Bill Crider said...

Judy and I are sorry to hear of your loss, Henry. Our condolences to you and your family.

Karen said...

Oh Henry, I'm so sorry to hear of this news. I was thinking of you all today, wondering how things were going. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours from all of us.

jeanette said...

Henry, I too am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know you will miss him. I liked what you wrote about him on your blog. He was a wonderful man and I am so glad I was able to spend time with him on several occasions.
You all will be in my prayers.

Scott Cupp said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I only met him the one time but he seemed special.

Chris said...

Sorry to read about your Dad's passing. From what you wrote he seemed to have lived a full and worthy life and was much loved by all who knew him. A man can not ask for much more than that.

David & Linda Gregersen said...

Henry, we are sorry to hear of your father's passing. I'm glad you were able to be there with your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joel Harp said...

Saw the notice in the Amarillo paper.
Sorry to read of your father's passing.