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Ralph Terry Melton, 77, Neptune Funeral Society
Ralph Terry Melton
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Ralph Terry Melton

Ralph Terry Melton, 77, of The Villages, Florida, died Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Florida.

Neptune Funeral Society in The Villages, Florida, was entrusted with arrangements.

Mr. Melton graduated in 1959 from North Vernon High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He and his wife settled in Southern California in 1969 where he became a realtor. His hobbies included golfing, scuba diving, traveling, and a brief stint in metal sculpture. Mr. Melton also had an interest in wine and cooking and enjoyed dining at and reviewing restaurants, telling stories and jokes, watching old Westerns, playing with his dogs, and spending time with his wife. He also was a trivia expert and loved to read. Upon his retirement in 2002, Mr. Melton and his wife moved to The Villages, Florida.

Born November 20, 1941, in North Vernon, Mr. Melton was the son of Ralph W. and Mary Melton. He married Sally Evans in 1963 and she survives.

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Article comment by: Barbara Reed

Ralph is one of the nicest men I ever met. Bill and I cherished our friendship with Ralph and loved him dearly.

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019
Article comment by: Tomas Otero

Uncle Ralph was key figure in my life, and he was a role model that I learned a great deal from. He will be missed by our entire family and his passing leaves a big hole in our hearts.
We love you, Uncle Ralph

Tom Otero and family

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