Dr. John William Melton III

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Dr. John William Melton, III, 78, of Lake Charles passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 in a local hospital surrounded by his family. Dr. Melton was born in 1939 in Rome, GA and has lived nearly fifty years in Lake Charles. He was a 1957 graduate of Baton Rouge High School, and then attended LSU where he was President of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Thereafter, he was a graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School. He served his residency in New Orleans and in 1970 moved to Lake Charles to fulfill the need for an Urologist. He retired in 2005 having dedicated his practice to the communities of Southwest Louisiana. He was well respected by his peers and patients; his accreditations and achievements are too numerous to list. Dr. Melton's passion was helping people. His greatest love was his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, having enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, manicuring his lawn and developing the neighborhood pond. Dr. Melton was the son of the first minister of First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge and a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Lake Charles. He leaves to honor his memory, his loving wife of fifty-six years, Nancy LeLaurin Melton of Lake Charles; three sons, John William Melton, IV of Lake Charles; Kevin George Melton and wife Shona of Hathaway and Todd Holman Melton and wife Kim of Lake Charles; one daughter, Kelly Melton DiCristo and husband John of Charlotte, NC; eleven grandchildren, Robin Onxley and husband Cody, Rachel Melton, John William Melton, V, Alyssa DiCristo, John DiCristo, Lindsay DiCristo, Justin Melton, Kylie Melton, Philip Melton, Matthew Melton and Marianne Melton; two great-grandchildren, Tristan Onxley and Charlee Grace Onxley; three sisters, Mary Newman of Pensacola, FL, Anne McElveen of Baton Rouge and Della Pierce of Covington; sister-in-law, Ann LeLaurin Schwab and husband John of Oscar; and many nieces, nephews and countless dear friends. He also leaves his precious baby dog, Gypsy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John William Melton, Jr. and Della Stone Melton and one brother, George Richard Melton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Pastor's Nanette Cagney and Toby Osburn will officiate. Visitation Monday will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home. Visitation Tuesday will be from 9:00 AM until the time of service in the church. Interment services Tuesday will be at 3:00 PM in Roselawn Memorial Park in Baton Rouge. Memorial donations may be made to [email protected], 1701 Oak Park Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601; lcmh.com or St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 4020 Hodges Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2018
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