Robert Melton, 90
March 22, 1922 - July 12, 2012
Robert Addis Melton, 90 year-old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life Thursday, July 12, 2012. He was born March 22, 1922 in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents L.D. and Lilly Melton.
Robert attended Bowlegs schools and later married Frances Addie Northcott on July 30, 1941.They were married for 68 years at the time of her death in 2009. Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 as a Technician Fifth Grade. They later moved to Borger, Texas where he worked for Phillips Petroleum Company as a machinist. In the early 1970’s the couple returned to Seminole where they were members of the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs, Oklahoma.
Survivors include his son , Richard D. Melton of Salt Lake City, Utah ; one son-in-law, Milton Hoff of Stinnett, Texas; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat Ward of Ada, Oklahoma, Norma Jean Rice and her husband Bill of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Joy Stevens and her husband Mike of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Joyce Smith of Corona, California; seven grandchildren, Tommy Hoff, Tammy Snider, Robert Melton, Terry Melton, Amy Causey, Misty Melton and Christy Earhart; sixteen great grandchildren, Spencer Hoff, Logan Hoff, Tyler Hoff, Brittany Snider, Brandon Snider, Ryan East, Robby Melton, Michael Melton, Cody Melton, Crystal Schimming, Lacey Schimming, Laekyn Causey, Bryan Thornbury, Wyatt Thornbury, Cameryn Earhart and Sydnee Earhart; Robert is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.
His parents, wife, brother, sister, and one daughter, Gaylene Hoff who died in 2002, precede Robert in death.
Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 20, 2012 at Little Cemetery just north of Seminole. Rev. Todd Moss will officiate the service.
Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Oklahoma.
Funeral Information: July 20, 2012, 3:00 PM
Graveside Service at Little Cemetery located at Hwy 99 N. of Seminole, Seminole, OK 74868