Donald Ray Melton

July 11, 1944 - February 19, 2023


Obituary For Donald Ray Melton

Donald Ray Melton, Sr.,78, beloved husband of Gloria Andrews Melton, of Sneads Ferry, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2023 in Onslow Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Jacksonville July 11, 1944, a son of the late Hebert F. and Agnes Ellis Melton, he worked for many years as a auto mechanic at Base Motor Transport, Camp Lejeune, and Sanders Ford. He retired to Sneads Ferry to enjoy his favorite pastime, fishing. Besides his wife Gloria, he is survived by his daughter, Rose Ellen Alston and her husband George of Kinston, NC ;his son Donald Ray Melton Jr and his wife Penny of Bethel, NC; his step-daughter Dana; and his grandchildren, Dylan Melton, Isaiah Melton, Jeremiah Melton, Brandon Stevens, Marcus Alston, George Alston Jr., Nicholas Alston, Courtney Grant, Austin Grant, and several great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, Hebert and Agnes, he was predeceased by his sisters Ruth Elizabeth, Sadie Mae, Hilda Grace, Margie, Mavis Carolyn, and Joyce, and his brothers Louis Bryan and Herbert F., Jr. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 in the Johnson Funeral Chapel, 210 West Hargett Street in Richlands from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with services beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Onslow Memorial Park. Share condolences to the family by clicking the "Share a Memory " tab

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  • April 09, 2023

    Gloria, I am so sorry to hear of Donald's passing. My husband, Robert Hinson, and Donald worked together and went to the same church Robert pastored many years ago. We visited you all when we moved back from Colorado. They both enjoyed fishing. Robert passed away July 6, 2021. May God be with you and the family during this time. Nancy Hinson.

  • February 27, 2023

    We love you GrandPa Don, Love your grandsons and great grand children....

  • February 27, 2023

    Dad, We miss you but know that you're in heaven fishing... And no pain now.. You're a great dad, I remember you taking us fishing, on the boat camping and hunting.. You taught me how to drive in your pick up truck you loved. We'll see you one day and I love you so much...Ellen

  • February 22, 2023

    He will be missed dearly by all that knew him well. I enjoyed my short time spent with him in Sneads Ferry & the nights out flounder gigging and the days of fishing. The talks we had about the Lord & Heavenly Father will be cherished. Rest in peace my friend. Joe Chennault

  • February 20, 2023

    We were so blessed to call Mr. Don our friend. He was kind, authentic, and generous to us, sharing great stories, fishing wisdom and all things mechanical. We will cherish our time with him forever. It was not long enough. We pray the flounder are big and the water is clear in Heaven for him. God bless and comfort Mrs. Gloria and family.

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