of West Memphis, AR
August 13, 1948 - January 13, 2023
Gerald Michael Melton, 74, of West Memphis, Arkansas passed away Friday, January 13, 2023 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born to Walter and Esther Melton on August 13, 1948 in Memphis Tennessee. Mike was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force and a Draftsman by trade.He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dennis Melton.Mike is survived by his son, Matthew Melton (Doris) of Sandy, Utah and sister, Michele Miller (E.J.) of Marion, Arkansas. He will be deeply missed by his three nieces, Natalie Ballantyne, EmmaLee Grimes and Lannie Miller.Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 23, 2023 at Crittenden Memorial Park, 2206 Hwy 64 West, Marion, Arkansas with James Nichols officiating, with burial to follow.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests a donation be made to the donors choice of charities.
Mike was a close and loyal friend and coworker for many years. We had so many fun times and just enjoyed each other's company. I will miss you brother and will never forget you. See you again on the other side.
I’m very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was always fun-loving and friendly to me whenever we were around each other. I always enjoyed his company.
Words cannot express my feelings. I am thankful for knowing you, and you being my friend! I will miss our talks and emails and I will miss you always! Thank you for being there for me when I had to navigate many dark times! What shall I do without you and all your advice? Will always miss you! Thinking of the family during this times.
I knew Mike growing up and school . Mike was a great friend with a mild mannered personality. He enjoyed working on his cars for sure .we will miss Mike and there’s a great reunion going on in heaven . God bless his soul and family . Gary🙏❤️
Mike and Dennis lived down the street from us on N Worthington. Dennis used to jump on the hood of our car and ride that way. Mike was a great guy back then.
I am so sad to hear of Mike's passing. I was friends with Mike and Dennis all through high school and beyond. Mike was a very good friend. I know he will be missed by many. Rest in peace Mike.
So many of our West Memphis classmates have passed. It hits very close to home. It saddens me to learn of Mike's passing. My condolences go out to his family. Rest in peace Mike.
Mike you were a good friend and gave me good advise. I enjoyed our conversations and friendship. When I see the leaves blowing in the wind I will think of you. You were a good and thoughtful friend and I will forever miss you. Prayers for your family. Love Claudia
I am blessed having known you Mike, You always treated me well as a stepson and for that I am forever grateful. My wish/hope is that there is one large garage in Heaven for you filled with unlimited car projects. Thank you for teaching me and helping me at an age when I really needed it. - Love Always and Prayers for Matt and family. - Joe Pugh
Sending prayers of peace to the Melton family. Rest In Peace Mike A kind man will be missed