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Thomas A. Melton, Jr., 88

Thomas A. Melton, Jr., 88

Thomas A. Melton, Jr., 88, of Hendersonville passed away while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Carolina Village Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born in Danville, VA, he was the son of the late Rev. Thomas A. Melton, Sr. and Elizabeth Young Melton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Arline Mangum Melton who passed away in 2002.

Mr. Melton received his BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1948 and retired from Westinghouse Corporation. He was a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church where he was active in the Men's Prayer Breakfast.

He is survived by his son, Thomas A. Melton III and wife, Judy Berrier Melton, of Raleigh; two granddaughters, Susan Melton Price and husband, Doug, of Raleigh, and Allison Melton White and husband, Justin, of Sherwood, AR; two brothers, Nichols Melton of Charlotte and Culbreth Melton of Franklin Springs, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Wally Shamburger officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. .

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hendersonville First Baptist Church (marked for Men's Prayer Breakfast), 312 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

An online guest book and sympathy card are available at

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.