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Fred Melton, Sr.
June 3, 2023
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Mr. Fred Melton, Sr., age 91, of Lake City, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 4, at his home following a long illness. Mr. Melton had resided in Lake City all of his life. He worked for Wayne Frier Mobile Homes as a transport road escort for five years and also worked as a delivery salesman for Tillotson Diary Farm in Lake City, Florida for over 36 years. He was a member of the Watertown Congregational Methodist Church and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed working in his yard, doing carpenter work, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Freda Fields and his parents, Tommy and Leona Shaw Melton, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Deloris Melton of Fort White, Florida; his children, Martha (Randy) Ogburn of White Springs, Florida, Sarah (Rodney) Thomas and Fred Allen Melton, Jr. both of Lake City, Florida, David Wayne (Tammy) Melton of Fort White, Florida, Damien and Amy Gagnon, John and Angie Scott and Terry Zukerman all of Lake City, Florida; one sister, Martha Sissions of Lake City, Florida; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren also survive. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr.Melton will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday, June 8, in the Watertown Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Ogburn, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Florida.
Visitation and gathering with the family will from 10 to 11 A.M.Thursday (One hour before services) at the church. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. is in charge of services.