Sunset Funeral Home
1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Richard John Melton

October 4, 1964 - December 31, 2022


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    Karen J Cox says

    Sending prayers with love to the Melton family.
    Rick was a good man.
    I have many loving, fun memories through the years with Rick (and his wonderful family) –
    a relationship that began long ago in grade school.
    Rick, Love surrounds you as we say good bye today and Love surrounds you Heaven and all eternity. You’re forever in my heart. Rest in peace, Rick.
    Rest in peace.
    I love you.

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Richard John Melton, 58 of Evansville Indiana, passed away on December 31st. Richard was one of six siblings and the son of Lewis Ambrose Melton and Dorothy May (Elpers) Melton.

He was born in Indianapolis Ind. and moved to Evansville after his father’s passing in 1975. Richard served in the Army for four years from 1984 thru 1988. During this time he received an Army Achievement award medal while stationed at Camp Harris in Coburg, Germany. He was part of the 34 Squadron, 2D Armored Cavalry Regiment, something Richard was very proud of.  He drove over the road for several years with JB Hunt and enjoyed fishing and being with family.

He is preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Dorothy Melton along with his older brother Jeff Melton.

He is survived by his siblings, Elaine (David) Grant, Mary Carter (Mike Pelko), Ron (Pam) Melton and Nancy (Anthony) Rutt, many aunts and uncles along with cousins in the immediate area.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Services for Richard will be Thursday visitation 10am to 11am in the mausoleum with service at 11am with graveside to follow with military rites.