James H. “Jack” Melton, Jr., 88, of Hendersonville passed away amongst his family at the Brian Center Saturday, July 14, 2012 following a period of declining health. A native of Polk County, he lived in Henderson County fifty-four years. He was a son of the late James H. and Sara Jane Melton, and the husband of the late Vivian Tweed Melton, who died in June 2009. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Elizabeth Diane Melton, six brothers, and five sisters.
He worked his entire life in the banking industry, was a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, and was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. His favorite hobby was flying.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Kay Alexander of Hendersonville, Janet Melton Sharp and her husband Dale of Asheville; a sister-in-law, Joann Cantrell of Black Mountain; a number of nieces and nephews and faithful friends.
At Mr. Melton’s request services are private.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Tony Abela and the entire staff of the Brian Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.