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David B. Melton, 81

David B. Melton, 81

David B. Melton, 81, of Fletcher, NC went to be with the Lord, Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Charles George VA Medical Center.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nettie Towe Melton; a daughter, Sheila Melton and siblings, Atheleda Maxwell, Robert "Bob" Melton, Christine Corn, Kathleen Buckner, Helen Henderson and Dewey Melton.
He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving on the USS Essex. He was a member of Hoopers Creek Baptist Church.
David owned and operated Quick Service Garage in Deaverview Road in Asheville until he retired.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Erma Buchanan Melton; two daughters, Kathy Phillips and husband Rick of Fletcher and Sonya Adams and husband David of Franklin; three grandsons, Trent Phillips and wife Amanda, Cameron and Eli Adams; two great grandsons, Blake and Cayson Phillips and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 7:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Hoopers Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Phillip Youngblood, Rev. Rick Phillips and Rev. Roy Waldroup officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 6:45 PM Sunday night prior to the service in the church.
A graveside committal will be held Monday, March 30, at 11:00 AM in the Hoopers Creek Community Cemetery which is located across from the church. Military Rites will be conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 6284, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793