James Henry Melton, Jr.

December 7, 1923 - July 14, 2012
James Henry Melton, Jr.

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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.

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  • July 16, 2012
    Jeff Tweed says:
    To Kay & Janet, May GOD bless each and everyone in the Melton Family in this time of grief, I really loved Uncle Jack he & I were big WASHINTON REDKINS buddy's I know that he is with Bibby" & My Dad in Heaven just waiting on us to join them very soon. I Love you both! Love, Jeff, Susie , Crystal, Matthew Tweed & Virgina Tweed

  • July 17, 2012
    Blue Ridge School for Boys Alumni says:
    Our sincere condolences to the Melton family.

  • July 17, 2012
    FRED (EGG) COATES says:

  • July 17, 2012
    Gary & Judy Tweed says:
    Janet & Kay, you are in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless you and carry you through these days. Anybody that knew Jack loved him, and we loved him so much.He always told the story about him paying Gary a quarter to let him take Bibby with him when they were married(Gary was 5).We love and miss both of them so much.Jack & Bibby are together now forever. We love you. Gary & Judy Tweed

  • July 17, 2012
    Kim Tweed Smeltzer says:
    God Bless Uncle Jack. Why he took such a liking to me I'll never know. But a few years back my husband and I had the priviledge of spending a weekend at a lake house with Uncle Jack,Janet & Dale, Kay, Aunt Joanne,my brother Keith & his wife Alison, etc, and we had a wonderful time. The food and fellowship was something I will never forget. Thank you Uncle Jack for the War Plane Cards you gave me, I will cherish them. And thank you for telling me about your favorite airplanes. God Bless & I look forward to seeing you again. Keep Flying....Love Kim