Friday, June 15, 2012
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John L. “Jack” Melton of Conyers, GA passed away Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Home Hospice House in Conyers, GA. He was born on August 25, 1928 in Covington, GA to Lewis and Lucy Belle Haynes Melton. Mr. Melton was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired as a Major with the City of Atlanta Police Department after 27 years. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Mr. Melton is survived by his daughters Linda Melton Jones and Karla Melton Turbyfield; step-daughter Delores Saunders Milligan; brothers Harry Melton and Charles Melton; grandchildren Charles Jones, Andy Watkins, Alex Turbyfield, Danielle Smith, Melissa Phillips, and Joseph Milligan; greatgrandchildren Connor Jones, Grayson Jones, Caleb Smith, Haleigh Milligan, Katelyn Milligan and Josh Phillips. He is preceded in death by his wife Sybil Melton; parents Lewis and Lucy Belle Melton; brothers Edward Melton and Aubrey Melton; sisters Kathryn Melton Frazier and Patricia Melton. Services will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday June 16, 2012 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home. Interment will be at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday June 15, 2012 from 6:00-8:00PM. Guests may sign the online register book at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com. Wheeler Funeral Home 11405 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington, Ga. 30016.