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Richard Melton

Richard Melton Jr.

Thursday, June 13th, 1946 - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Richard Melton, Jr, son of Richard and Essie Melton, was born in Callahan, Florida on June 13, 1946. Richard was nicknamed ‘Booda’ at an early age by family and friends. He graduated from Pine Forest Community School in 1964 and then enlisted in the United States Army in the same year, where he served for 3 years. While in the Army in Washington, D.C., Richard met Ruth Rankins who he married in 1968, and had been married to her until his homegoing. Richard was also the father of two sons. After leaving the service, Richard worked for the Internal Revenue Service and retired in 2000.

Richard gave his life to Jesus in 1983 and served the Lord faithfully for the last 35 years as a Sunday school teacher. During his Christian life, he was a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church, Norwood Baptist Church, and Highlands Baptist Church. Richard was a loving husband and father and a shining light in a dark world. He was a blessing to all that knew him and he will be dearly missed. Richard departed this life on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL.

Richard leaves behind his wife, Ruth Carolyn Melton; children, Gregory Melton and Jamie (Sophia) Melton; grandchildren, Leilani, Kylia and Leland; nephews and nieces, Anthony (Tangi) Melton, George (Anita) Melton, Jr., Lakeysa (Anthony) Dunn; and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends.

Richard Melton passed away Thursday, November 7th, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    Address
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Highland Baptist Church
    Address
    2159 Broward Road
    Jacksonville, Florida 32218
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  • Interment

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Jacksonville National Cemetery
    Address
    4083 Lannie Road
    JACKSONVILLE, FL 32218
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HENRY COBB

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My heart ached to hear this news from my best friend Jamie Melton that his father, Mr. Melton, had passed. Mr. Melton was one of the most genuine people I've met as a young impressionable boy fresh out of high school. I had the pleasure & privilege of meeting him a long time ago. He let me hang out with his son, Jamie, at this house. Though I moved away from Jacksonville in '99, I've regrettably had very few chances to see him over the years. My mother & stepfather, Joyce & Willie Fortenberry knew Mr. Melton well as they all worked downtown at the federal bldg. & would bump in to each other in their comings & goings in the building. It was always a pleasure to see Mr. Melton. Society needs more kinder people on this earth and it isn't your time sir. I’m praying for peace for your family. You’re unforgettable Mr. Melton! RIH Henry "Hen" Cobb
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