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Larry Duane Melton, 80, of Emhouse passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born March 22, 1937 in Emhouse to Elijah and Maggie Stewart Melton.
He was raised in Emhouse and graduated from Emhouse High School in 1955. He married Jeanette Maggard in 1957. He retired from Texas Industries Cement Plant in Midlothian. He loved his family, his church family, The Lord's Prayer, The Bible, his farm and his dog, Emmitt with all his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Maggie Melton; sisters, Maggie Marcene Melton, Essie Johnston and Sara Frances Rogers; brothers, Howard Melton and Elijah (Sonnie) Melton.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanette Melton; son, Johnny Duane Melton and wife Laura (Lee); daughter, Karen (Melton) Blackwell and husband Steve of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kristopher Duane Melton and wife Christie (Navarro) Melton and Chad Melton and wife Sara (Nolasco) Melton; great-grandchildren, Andrew Melton, Elijah Melton, Rebecca Melton and Laine Daniel Melton; Brother, Thomas E. Melton and wife Patsy Kane (Gray) Melton of Midlothian and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Emhouse United Methodist Church or to the Pattison Cemetery Association, c/o Jane Harris 8265 NW CR 1250, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Larry Duane Melton obituary.
Published on February 13, 2018
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