of Paris, AR
May 22, 1929 - January 30, 2021
Robert Gerald Melton, 91, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Charleston, Arkansas. He was born on May 22, 1929 in the Corley Community near Paris to his parents, Paul Silas and Blanche (Hall) Melton. Robert was a United States Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. He was retired from Weyerhaeuser in Fort Smith, was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Paris and always loved to hunt and fish. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nadine (Fox) Melton; two sisters, Mary Pauline O'Quinn and Ila Faye Wooten and two brothers, Harold Dean Melton and Morgan Melton. He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Garner and husband Mike of Fort Smith; his son, Gerald Melton and wife Lori of Conway; four grandchildren, Amanda Figueroa and husband Umel, Eric Melton and wife Meisha, Kaili Donahue and husband Matt and Alayna Melton and two great grandchildren, Magnolia Melton and James Donahue. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Caulksville Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
So sorry to hear about Robert. He sure was fun to be around. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss. Robert was a joy to be around always having fun. Loved all his stories while we drove back and forth to work. So many RIP R G
So sorry for your loss! He was always a sweetheart! May he rest In peace♥️
So sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. I remember the times when we visited you all when you lived in the rock house. Gerald and I got reacquainted when I visited the nursing home and we had some good time. I’ll always remember him dancing in the hallways and wishing for Nadine. Now they’re dancing together again. May God comfort and bless you. Cousin Peggy Jo
I worked with Gerald back in the early 90s. He was a very kind and meek man. He struck me as being a man of great integrity. I enjoyed listening to him talk about his years as a youth. He once said that when he was a boy, he thought his last name was "Getwood" because he was often told to get wood for the house. He had a big grin when he related that to me. May God comfort each of you at this time.
Gerald, you can dance with Nadine again, hang out with Uncle Sam and Mike and Mart.I was glad to know you growing up, loved all the fish fries and celebrations and get togethers. I will miss you. Rest in Peace, Gerald.
My brother Pete said it all, He is back in Nadine’s arms again! I will Always remember you both.Love you always. Tom Fox
To my cousins Kathy and Gerald Ray- my deepest condolences. To all others, lets remember what an honor and privilege it has been to share cracks of time with this great Man, Uncle, Father, Husband and good friend. I will always remember the summers shared with the Melton family and all the great times we had together! As you all know “Adrie” had a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh and a knack for telling great tales! He was loved by all who knew him and I’m sure he would say he’s happy to be back with his beloved wife and family that has been waiting for him in Heaven. I’m sorry that I can not attend his services- but would like to recognize a life will lived. To Uncle Gerald - catch a BIG ONE up there!
I’m so sorry for your loss. You were blessed two wonderful parents and they are together forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sad to hear of your loss. Gerald was a neighbor to my grandparents..paul and ethyl Pitchford He was a sweet man. God bless his family and friends!
Uncle Gerald always made me smile when we went to visit Nanny and Morgan. He will be missed greatly. Mamaw Mary will be glad to have her brother with her.
Gerald & Cathy our thoughts & prayers for your family.
So sorry for your loss of Gerald, He was such a pleasant person to visit with. He will not only be missed by family, but he had lots of friends that will miss him too. May Gods love surround his family during this difficult time.
Fly high, Uncle. Tell everyone hello! Until we meet again.
Prayers for you and your family during this time of loss.Don and Glenda Baltz
Gerald you and your family are on our hearts and in our prayers . There are so many great memories of Robert G. growing up, taught me a lot about fishing and hunting and was just a all around great guy.
Loved to visit with your dad Gerald. Bless him for serving our country.Our sympathy to you and kids
So sorry for your loss...I enjoyed hunting and fishing with him!...He was a joy to be around...He will be missed!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We sat with Gerald at Church and visited him at the nursing home. Bud and Becky Inman
We are sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Cathy and Gerald, your Dad was so sweet and kind and he showed us when he was in Paris how at his age he could still dance and play the spoons.We enjoyed visiting with him so much. May he RIP Dear man.
Gerald, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of a kind. He was so sweet and funny, and we always enjoyed being around him. Prayers for you and your family. We love you.
So sorry for your loss I always enjoyed talking with your dad he will be missed
I wish I would have known your dad, G. The stories you and Lori tell about him are priceless. I know how much you loved him. Donnie and I are praying for you. We love you TONS!!!!!💕
So very sorry to hear about his passing! A really nice man! My deepest sympathy for the whole family! Prayers for all!
So sorry to hear of Robert G passing. Sending prayers and love to all of you.
So sorry to hear about Gerald's passing. He was my Arkansas fishing buddy for many years. We had many good times with him when we came home to Arkansas. Our prayers are with the family!
You are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow as always
Gerald , Cathy so sorry to hear of Robert Gs passing . Some of my fondest childhood memories was spending the night at y’all’s house and waking up and Robert G had already been too to city lake and caught a mess of brim for breakfast . Just know that he is with Your mom now and they are dancing in heaven . Rip Robert G
Praying for strength to get through such a painful loss & to feel your new Angel watching over you. Love & hugs to the family.
Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
So sorrow for the loss of your loved one. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I sure thought the world of Uncle Gerald. So sorry for you all in your loss, he was such a great man. R.I.P Uncle Gerald.
Gerald, Cathy and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Mr. Melton was always a pleasure to be around. Great man. May God surround you and your family with his peace.
Very many heartfelt prayers to the family. I'm the daughter of Lois Thompson, a daughter of Nanny Lou, who were part of the cherished community of Corley. He and his father Paul Melton, and his dear brother Morgan, were very kind to my grandmother Nanny Lou Thompson in her old age. I will never forget. Rest in Peace, Gerald Melton.
Very many heartfelt prayers to the family. I'm the daughter of Lois Thompson, daughter of Nanny Lou, who were part of the cherished community of Corley. I remember the august Paul. Peace be with his mourners.
Gerald was such a sweet man!! And grew and shared the most wonderfully delicious tomatoes!We are praying for God’s love to surround you all in this sad time❤️🙏
Jerry’s Cruz’s hub was a good guy, that we enjoyed visiting with. RIP, Gerald.
Gerald was a very nice man . Prayers for the family.
Gerald was a great man. Rest in Peace
Cathy, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a sweet man. Prayers for you and your family.
Gerald used to visit with me when he would come to the courthouse. I used to loved talking with him about fishing. He always wore a smile on his face and was so kind and friendly.
Cathy, so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a sweet man! Love and prayers for you and your family.
A lot of warm, funny, great memories of Robert G. He’ll be missed, but he’s dancing in heaven now.
Gerald so sorry for the loss of your father. Your family is in my prayers.
Condolences for everyone's loss. Sending our love and prayers to the family.
So sorry for your loss Gearld we are praying for your family during this time of loss.
Thought alot of Gerald. Dad always talked alot about him. Prayers for the family.
Gerald and family So sorry to hear about mr. Melton he was such a wonderful man love and prayers to your sweet family Ricky and Kit Brooks