Lee D. Melton of Arnold, Missouri passed away February 28, 2014 at his home at the age of 87. Lee was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the late August and G. Pearl (Rossell) Melton.
Lee was united in marriage to the late Jane Taylor on October 2, 1948 , and to this union eight children were born; they celebrated forty-nine years of marriage before her death in 1997. Lee was united in marriage to Ruby Owens on March 3, 2007. Lee served in the United States Army before retiring twice as a machinist. The first retirement was from ITT Blackburn and the second was from the Gund Company at the age of eighty.
Lee enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, wood working, but most of all watching Cardinal baseball. His favorite player was Yadier Molina. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by all her knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife Ruby of the home, his children Bob Melton and wife Rita of Salem, Missouri, Barry Melton and wife Pam of O'Fallon, Missouri, Fred Melton and wife Karen of Salem, Missouri, Frank Melton and wife Sharon of Bonne Terre, Missouri, Ruth Krueger and husband Phil of Salem, Missouri, David Melton and wife Cheryl of Lemay, Missouri; step children Sylvia Berkbigler and husband Benny of Barnhart, Missouri, Vivian Pippin and husband John of Prevely, Missouri, Howard Wideman and wife Juanita of Barnhart, Missouri, Gay McCarter and husband Gary of Prevely, Missouri, Vickey Waggoner and husband Keith of Arnold, Missouri, Dennis Wideman and wife Donna of Barnhart, Missouri, Denise Miekamp and husband Richard of House Springs, Missouri; sister Betty Shaw of Flat, Missouri; and several grand children, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents and first wife, Lee is preceded in death by two children Bill Melton and Nancy Hines, one step-son Raymond Wideman, brothers, Fred, , Dallas, and Ward Melton; sisters, Early York, Margie Humes, Lorraine Melton, and Mary Ann Melton.
Funeral services for Lee D. Melton will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Rolla Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Brother Tom Jenkins officiating. A visitation will for family and friends will be held from 5PM-7PM Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Rolla Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary. Internment will he held in the Smith Cemetery in Edgar Springs, Missouri with full military honors.