Melton Lee Barnes
Melton Lee Barnes
  • February 12, 1926 - December 23, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Melton Lee Barnes passed away Saturday, December 23rd at the age of 91. He was born in Rice, Texas on February 12, 1926 to Ora Modelle Womack and Loyce P. Barnes. After graduating from Forest Avenue High School in May 1944, he joined the U.S. Army in July 1944. In February 1945, he was deployed as a proud member of the 10th Calvary attached to the 10th Mountain Division in Europe. Upon the completion of the war he returned to Dallas Texas where he married Cora Wretha Gallatin in January 1952. He retired from Riverside Press after 40 years as a master printer, where he was responsible for the printing of such items as the Neiman Marcus catalog as well as many of the Hallmark greeting cards. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Cora Wretha Barnes, daughters Tina Barnes of Greenville, Texas and Lisa Barnes of Richardson, Texas and his son, Eugene Barnes, his wife Rhonda and their children Madison and Trent of Dallas Texas. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Laurel Land Funeral Home located at 6000 South R L Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX Thursday, December 28, 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Laurel Land Funeral Home, Friday December 29 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation of time or money to The VA North Texas Fisher House at