of Paris, AR
April 22, 1965 - July 20, 2022
Tommy Melton, 57, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Paris. He was born on April 22, 1965 in Ozark, Arkansas to his parents, Vernon and Rose Edith (Bridges) Murray Melton. Early in Tommy's working career he worked as the manager of Town & Country Grocery Store in Paris and later worked for over 15 years at Cloyes Gear Company. He has been raising cattle for over 35 years, starting with 10 head of cattle and was able to grow his heard to currently over 100 head. In 1998 he purchased a poultry farm, that he ran for over 20 years. After closing his poultry farm in 2019 he went to work for the City of Paris, where he was still currently employed. He loved to hunt on his farm in Paris, where he had taken many different kids out to harvest their first deer. He loved to fish and was always willing to share his catch with his friends and family for a fish fry. Although he loved being outdoors, he was always happiest when he was spending time with his grandchildren, Ryleigh and Jaxon. He is the former president of the Greasy Valley Water Association and was instrumental in running city water to the Corley Community. He was a former member of the Subiaco Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pairs. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Verna Sue Rice and two brothers, Michael Murray and Bobby Ray Melton. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Keila (Brooks) Melton of Paris; two daughters, Kecia Schluterman and husband, Dustin of Paris and Cortney Rieder and fiance, Parker Whittenton of Paris; one sister, Sandra Rhyne and husband, Frank of Hackett; two brothers, Joe Murray and wife, Vicky of Springdale and Richard Murray of Paris and two grandchildren, Ryleigh Oates of Paris and Jaxon Rieder of Paris. A rosary service will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paris.A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, July 25, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church officiated by Fr. Reginald Udouj, O.S.B.. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers will be Mark Schluterman, Randy Blaschke, Jackie Komp, Bret Sullivan, Cody Bradley and Michael Dick.
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I am sorry to hear. Tommy and I worked together at Cloyes, great guy. Prayers for the family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I was lost for words when I found out. Praying for ALL your family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers to you all.
I will miss "Sunshine" coming in our office. Approximately 15 years, I got to give him a hard time or or vice versa, once a month when he came to sign checks. Tommy was a good one and he loved his family so very much. Prayers for you all during this sudden loss, hang on to the precious memories you have.
Keila and familyWe were so sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. David and Kim Berry
We are so sorry for your loss, may God Bless you and the family . RIP Tommy
Keila and girls this is heartbreaking, I can barely believe it. I have known your family all my life and have many good memories running through my mind,, but mostly I can see Tommy as a boy riding his horse down that old dirt road by Mammaw Claudie’s house, at Corley. God is with you.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort to all Tommy’s family
To Kecia, Dustin, Ryleigh and the entire family, From Psalm 28: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and helps me." Sending you my heartfelt sympathy,Sincerely, Celeste
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will comfort your family with his Holy Spirit.
Thinking of you all and praying for God’s comfort as only he can give.
I am so sorry for your loss. Tommy was a great guy and always ready to help me and others. I will miss him. Prayers for you Keila and family. Love you. Hugs.
I'm so sorry for the loss of Tommy, your husband, father, granddad and brother.
Keila, Cortney & Kecia, I’m so very sorry to hear of this sad news. My heart is breaking for you girls. Tommy was definitely one of the good guys. Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers thru this difficult time. Much love to you all. Rani
So sorry for your loss.Monte and Cheryl Brotherton
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for all. I enjoyed seeing Tommy. We always had a good laugh. I told him every time I saw him that he was the mayor of Greasy Valley. A good young man gone way too soon. God bless.
Keila and girls this is so heartbreaking. I can barely believe it. I've known your family all of my life and have so many good memories running through my mind.... but most of all I can see Tommy riding his horse down that old dirt road in front of Mammaw Claudie's house at Corley. When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. Praying for you.
So very sorry for the loss of Tommy! May God wrap his arms around your family and give you comfort!!RIP Tommy!! Gone from this world but not forgotten!!
Praying for God's peace over you and your family. May God bless and keep you.
So sorry for your loss! Praying God surrounds you with His angels to comfort you all!!!
We are so sorry for your loss. When you loss someone like Tommy it will be even harder to go on with your family. But, God is there for you and will carry you through. Prayers for each of you!
Charlie and I are praying for all of you and for everyone that knew and loved him. May God comfort you now and always.
We are praying for you and your family. If there is anything we can do for y’all just let us know.
Keila, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you and the girls are in my prayers for comfort and peace in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Keila, Kecia, Courtney and family. May God bless all of you during this sorrowful time.We are here for you if you need us. Rest In Peace Tommy
Keila, my sincere condolences to you and all of Tommy’s loved ones. I am so very sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for y'all.
I am so very sorry for your loss Keila. I know my mom thinks of you as one of her daughters. Prayers for you and all your family.
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
Kecia,I am so sorry about the loss of your Daddy. I know how broken hearted you are. Many prayers going up for you.
A former 1983 classmate, I also worked with Tommy, and considered him a friend. Have memories of him that I will forever hold dear to my heart. My prayers go out to his family.
Tommy’s family, I’m so sorry that Tommy had to go so quick. What a shock to you all. My love and prayers are with you. My thoughts go way back to camping together when girls were small. Tommy and Milton were good friends and shared tools. ❤️🙏🏽
We are so very saddened to hear of Tommy’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult season of life. Wayne and Robin Hill
I am sorry for your loss. Praying that God gets you through this difficult time. Love and prayers for you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. Keep in you in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart is with you! He was such a great friend to Mark and those two are rejoicing together. Please know I am praying the same comfort God gave me for you.
My son Marc Reed and I am are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers.
Keila, Kecia, Courtney, we are so very sorry for your loss. We will pray for God’s comfort during this time and after for all of you. Love to you all.
Keila and family, we are so sorry for your loss. David and I have been thinking of you both since we heard of Tommy's passing. We love you dearly and we are here if you need anything ❤️
Want you to know how sorry we are Tommy has been a lifelong friend! He was our Mayor of Greasy Valley!! We will miss him dropping by for numerous things especially crappie! You & your family will be in our prayers in the coming days. We are here if you ever need us to help with anything or just talk. ❤️🙏❤️
Keila, my heart is broken for you & your family. I pray for God's love & comfort during this most difficult time.
Kiely, and family so sorry for the passing of your loved one.Tommy will be missed he was a good friend and neighbor. Always their with a helping hand. ❤️ prayers for you and family.
Keila, Kecia, and Cortney, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tommy was a huge part of Cody’s life and we will always cherish that. He will be missed dearly.
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all Jr & Joyce Barnett
Oh Kiel’honey my heart hurts for you because I know what you are facing God will get you through this I am so sorry for you and your family You all are in my prayers
Prayers for Tommys family. So sorry for y'alls loss
My sincere condolences for your loss Tommy was always willing to help anyone who needed it and will be missed around the valley always in our hearts and prayers
Keila and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Tommy was a special guy. He will be missed. Keeping you all in my orayers
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers. Tommy has a special place in our hearts and he will be missed.
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying Gods peace and comfort for you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. Sending love & prayers to all of his family.
Thoughts & prayers for the family of such a nice & caring young man.
Kecia , Courtney, Keila and families, So sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can tell you that Gods grace is and will be suffcient for all of you. Keila i have been where your at and i totally understand your feelings. I will be praying extra for you, look up my friend thats where God is and he will get you through this.