Donald Dean Melton
Spartanburg, SC: Donald Dean Melton, 69, of Spartanburg, was called home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was the son of the late Henry Melton, Jr. and Louise Smith Melton.
Don worked as a millwright and pipefitter most of his life. He never met a stranger, and had many lifelong friends. He was loved by all who knew him. Don was a faithful member of Peace Freewill Baptist Church.
Don is survived by his wife Joy Melton of the home; a son Richard Melton; daughters Sherry Melton Rodriguez and Monica Gibson; nine grandchildren Justin Melton, Destiney Melton, Taylor Howard, Bailee Elrod, Devin Melton, Triston Elrod and Daniela Ferreira of Spartanburg, and Tabitha and Leigha Melton of Pasadena, TX.; four great grandchildren Damon Lawing, Colton Painter, Emma Melton and Briella Painter of Spartanburg; a brother Rick Perkins of Danville, VA; a sister-in-law Mary Lou Melton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Tommy Melton and a sister Patricia Gahagan.
Visitation will be 1:00pm - 2:20pm Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Peace Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 2:30pm officiated by Rev. Chuck Thornton and Rev. Steve Blankenship. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial may be made to Peace Freewill Baptist Church, PO Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC 29307.
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