Dale Melton, 69, of Columbia died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 7:30 P.M. at his home.
He was born August 9, 1948, in Cumberland County, to the late Herman and Madge Myers Melton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Andy Melton. Dale was a well- known block and bricklayer and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hendrickson Melton of Columbia; two sons, Terry Melton of Richmond and Ron (Leslie) Melton of Columbia; two brothers, Gary (Ann) Melton of Columbia and Jerry (Susan) Melton of Russell Springs; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Chance) Scholl and Jonathan Melton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Brenda Trent of Brandenburg, Barbara Giles and, J.W. Hendrickson of Columbia, and Dickie Hendrickson of Port Angeles, Washington. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Pastor Brent Piatt officiating. Burial followed in the Haven Hill Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Brian Melton, Eric Melton, Kevin Melton, Jay Melton, Jeff Giles, and John Giles.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.