William Lee Melton
William Lee Melton
  • April 3, 1930 - December 8, 2017
  • Henrico, Virginia

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William Lee "Bill" Melton, age 87, passed into eternal life Dec. 8,2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frank and Pearl B. Melton, and his two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nola Boyd Melton; two sons, Scott B. Melton (Susan), Mark K. Melton (Emma Lee), and daughter Denise M. Goodwin (Chap); seven grandchildren, Christopher S. Melton, Brittany L. Melton, Joseph A. Melton (Sydney), MacKenzey R. Melton, Benjamin C. Goodwin (Emily), Noah R. Goodwin (Valerie), and Joshua B. Goodwin; and three great-granddaughters, Selma and Haddie Nola Goodwin and Whitney Goodwin.

Mr. Melton was a Marine Corps drill instructor at Camp Lejeune, NC during the Korean War. Mr. Melton was a graduate of the University of Richmond. He was the Secretary/Treasurer of Cumberland Export Tobacco Co. for 18 years and retired from Universal Leaf Corp. after 15 years. He was a devoted Christian and father and adored his grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Woody Funeral Home on Parham Rd Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. Services will be at Woody Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11am with a graveside service to follow at Westhampton Memorial.