Mr. Davis V. Melton, a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, at the age of 90.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Tallassee, with Rev. Derek Gentle officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Melton is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Frederica D. Melton; daughters, Freda D. Melton of Montgomery, AL. and Ella M. Shaw (Craig) of Crestview, FL; grandchildren, Nathan C. Shaw, Lincoln C. Shaw (Amy) and April A. Damato (Matt); great grandchildren, Thad Dempsey, Evan Dempsey, Amy Kate Damato, Lucas Damato, and David Damato; sisters-in-law, Doris Melton and Frances Melton, both of Savannah, GA; nephews Stephen Melton, Don Melton, and Barry Melton and a host of great-nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Myrtle Melton and his brothers, Wallace Reid Melton and Miller Melton.
Davis was a coach and teacher for many years in Mississippi and Alabama and later worked for Mount Vernon Mills for a number of years. He then returned to coaching and teaching and retired from Tallassee City Schools.
He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a proud alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Tallassee, P. O. Box 780368, Tallassee, Alabama 36078.
The family will receive friends, Sunday from 1:00PM until service time at First Baptist Church, Tallassee.
condolences available: www.jeffcoatfuneralhome.com.
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