Rev. Guy Columbus Melton, Jr.

October 12, 1919

Rev. Guy C. Melton, Jr. Click on photos to enlargeFuneral services for Guy Columbus Melton, Jr., 93, of Kilgore, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Daniels officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Kilgore, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services. Guy Columbus Melton was born October 12, 1919 to Guy Melton, Sr. and Mattie Giddings Melton in Franklin County near Calvert, Texas. He departed this life on March 18, 2013 at Gregg Home for the Aged in Kilgore, Texas. In his youth he united with and was baptized at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Calvert, Texas and later united with Second Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. He attended elementary schools at Giddings Chapel, Evergreen and Bethlehem and graduated from Calvert High School in Calvert, Texas. He graduated from Bishop College in Marshall, Texas where he majored in Religion. His master’s degree in education was garnered at Prairie View A&M College in Hempstead, Texas. He taught in the public schools system at North Chapel High School in Kilgore and in the public schools of Palestine, Texas. He served as a pastor for many years. Among the churches he led as pastor are: New Hope Baptist in Kilgore; New Zion in Jacksonville, TX; New Hope Baptist in Daingerfield, TX; Sweet Union Baptist in Jacksonville; New Hope Baptist in Jacksonville; St. John Baptist in Kilgore; Canaan Baptist in Marshall, TX; Zion Hill Baptist in Tatum, TX; Jerusalem Baptist in Palestine, TX; Shady Grove Baptist in Diana, TX and many more. Upon his move to East Texas he married Marian Settle in 1946 and two children, Wayland and Guy, III, were born to this union. He is preceded in death by parents, son, Wayland Edward Melton, brother, Giles Dewey Melton and sisters, Earline, Earnestine, Henry Mae, and Mildred. Those that remain to cherish his memory are his wife of 67 years, Marian Melton of Kilgore; a son, Guy C. Melton, III of Grand Prairie, TX; ten grandchildren, Matt Melton of Los Angeles, CA; Zeb Melton and Dorcas Melton both of Grand Prairie, TX; Joel and wife Ashley Melton of Lewisville, TX; Jennifer Melton of Irving, TX; Timothy Melton of Arlington, TX; James Melton, Antonio Melton and Lesley Allen all of Cincinnati, OH; and Tricia Melton of Knoxville, TN and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.  Public viewing will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013, starting at noon until 5 p.m. at Victory Funeral Services.
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