David Eugene Melton

Born: Mon., Feb. 22, 1937
Died: Wed., Jun. 18, 2014


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Location: Mountain Heights Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Location: Mountain Heights Baptist Church

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David Eugene Melton, 77 died June 18, 2014 in Columbine Manor Care Center, Salida, Co.
On February 22, 1937, David Eugene Melton was born at home at 804 Oakwood Lane, Arlington, Tarrant, Texas, to Gene Delbert and Onia Merle (Moore) Melton.  His sister, Doris Laverne Melton joined the family in 1940.  David, his mother, and sister were baptized by Pastor Henard East at First Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas, on June 1, 1955.  The baptistery was large enough to hold all four of them.  
He attended Arlington High School, graduating June 3, 1955.  He had been in the Slide Rule Club.  He worked as a box boy at Buddy’s supermarket during high school.  He made his sister’s clothes.  The saying about him was, “The world’s a friendly place.”  After graduation, David attended Arlington College studying architecture.  He chose to quit school to take care of his dying grandmother, Carrie Melton.  He went to work for Stanley Brown Architect’s in Dallas. He drew house plans for people on the side, cared for his parents, expanded their home, and added on a day nursery for his mother.
He got his pilot’s license, class A physical, and flew with the El Fenix Martinez family that now owns a series of Mexican restaurants in Texas.
In 1970, his parents sold the day nursery, and they all moved to Colorado, where David built Casa Del Temporary on the banks of Chalk Creek in the Mount Princeton subdivision.  He purchased Midland Home Center, a lumber company, in Buena Vista.  Entertaining family and friends at his home brought many wonderful memories.  He designed, built or helped build and remodeled many homes and buildings in the area including First Baptist Church (now known as Valley Fellowship),  the Community Building, and  the old police station on Cottonwood Creek, to name a few.
July 2, 1983, he was joined in marriage to Vicki Lynn Flowers Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, at First Baptist Church.  To this union were born three children: John David, Infant, and Carey Lynn Melton.
He moved his family to Texas in 1990.  He worked on building a home.  He sold insurance with A.L. Williams.  David added delivering mail in Keller, Texas, to his resume.  
Returning to Colorado in 1995, he worked as a mail carrier in Colorado Springs.  The family moved back to Buena Vista in 1996.  He started building and remodeling homes again.  
David enjoyed keeping up with his family, visiting with people, designing and building homes, cars, Disney characters, Christmas, designing and sewing clothes, crocheting, and cooking.  
The past few years have been riddled with fighting diabetes, congestive heart failure, knee replacement, cancer, heart attack followed by a five way heart bypass, infections and a broken hip.  He has been in and out of hospitals this entire year.  He was called home to be with the Lord at 8:10 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Columbine Nursing Home in Salida, Chaffee, Colorado.  Many will remember his question…”Do You Know My Jesus?”
He is survived by his wife, Vicki; boys, John and Carey; sister, Doris Hamby; mother in-law, Eva Flowers; brother in-laws: Kit (Jan) and Ron (Karol) Flowers; sister in-law, Jolene (Paul) Ahrens, Uncles: Wesley R. Moore (Betty), Johnny Moore (Sue), Aunt Nora Nonnie (Moore) Stephenson, along with many beloved cousins, nephew, nieces, and friends.
He was predeceased by his infant child; grandparents: Pinkney Matthew and Carrie Etta (Anderson) Melton and William Roderick and Ada Lee (White) Moore; parents, Gene Delbert and Onia Merle (Moore) Melton; father in-law, Bob Flowers; parent’s siblings: Pink Jesse and Virgie Melton, Elza Raymond and Nellie Ann (Melton) Hunter, Carrie Etta Melton, William Thomas and Sophia Mae (Melton) Smith, Wyandott and Alma (Hodge) Melton, Charles Melton,  Infant Girl Melton, Lewis Boyd and Anne (Melton) Tingley, William Claude and Emily Ola (Melton) Dresser, Alfred and Hattie (Melton) Wren, and  Foy and Cora Lee (Melton) Mitchell,  John Bearl and Ollie Ellen (Moore) Hale, Alva and Mary (Moore) Hicks, Lee Roy and Willie Belle (Moore) Edens, William Lee and Kathryn Faithe (Jones) Moore, James L and Mary John Moore, and Oscar Stephenson.
Runyan Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements providing online condolences at RunyanMortuary.com.  There will be a viewing at noon followed by a service held at Mountain Heights Baptist Church in Buena Vista, Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.  The body will be taken to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where services will be held at Moore's Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel with burial following at Calvary Cemetery.

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Kenny Moore
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
To Vicky and John David and Carey want you to know we love you!!! Sorry to hear about David but we know he is home and there is no more pain. and we know he is rejoicing with his Mom and Dad and all his loved ones in Heaven and we all will get to see him again one of these days!!! Just remember you are all in our Prayers!!! Love you!!! Kenny and Patty moore

Barbara Bennett
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
Dear Eva, Vicki and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of David. I do feel your pain and your journey is a tough one - lean on God it is the only way to get through. Eva I know you already know this.
Sending you love.
Barb Bennett

Anne & Clarence Myers
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
Dear Vickie and boys:
I know David is rejoicing being with "His Jesus". I know you will miss him, but you also know you'll see him again.

God bless you and comfort you at this time.

Love from
Anne & Clarence

Kenneth & Helen Ferguson
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
Vicki, John David, Carey, Doris & families: We will miss hearing from David online. I know he is now in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. We sang at church Sunday "When We All Get to Heaven", and it reminded me of all the precious souls that have gone before us. But we shall see them again someday! God bless you & comfort you as only He can! Our love and prayers, Kenneth & Helen

Jason Craun
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
My prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

Zane and Cathy Wilkerson
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
Vicki, John David, Carey, and families:

May the healing hand of time help to lighten your sorrow, and may our precious memories of David help to brighten each of our tomorrows!

David was a man of great faith and love of family. He is an inspiration to us left on earth to aspire to that heavenly home!

All our love, prayers and devotion!

Wes and Sharon Funkhouser
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
Dear Vicki and family,
We are sad to not see David anymore on this earth, but are so glad he is now with Jesus and can sing in that heavenly choir! We continue to send thoughts and prayers for you during this difficult time.

Sandi & Doris Rust
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
Vicki and Family, How sweet is the promise of our Lord!! I envy David being in the presence of God himself!! Just imagine being without pain and healed from all his pain the past few years! The song " I'll Fly Away" has been going through my heart all day. I know we will all miss him at church, but being released from all the pain and anguish have been traded for a Crown of Glory!!
If you need me in any way just call. Love in Christ, Light & Love, Sandi

Linda and Dutch Jaspers
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
We wish we could be there to give you a hug and tell you in person we're thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Wendell and Pat Kent
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
We are so glad the suffering is over. David left a wonderful example of faith and endurance during these difficult months. May the comfort of the Lord sustain you, Vicki, and all your loved ones.

Marv & Veronica Cordova
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
Dear Vicki & family,

We were sad to hear about David. We will miss him but how wonderful that he is no longer in pain. Someday we will all get to see him again.

johnetta and cleo proctor
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Dearest Vicki,
You've been in our thoughts and prayers since we received word of David's home going. It's easy to imagine his jubilation over being in the radiant presence of his Lord and Savior. Your seemingly unwavering tranquility, steadfastness and stamina during the past year has been a testimony of the depth of your walk with Christ and an encouragement to us. May the Father grant you His strength and
peace in the days ahead. We will keep you in our prayers...johnetta and cleo

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