Obituary for James "Jimmy" Melton Sr.
Davidson - James (Jimmy) Lee Melton Sr., 58, died Saturday, May 13th. He was the son of Charles and Nancy Melton, Brother of Mike, Charlene, and Kathy, and loving husband of 19 years to Dean Melton. Jimmy is survived by and will be missed by his beloved wife Dean, sister Kathy, and step brother Donald Meshaw as well as his children Jessica (Shane) Hatfield, Daniel (Crystal) Dorton, James (Heather) Melton, and Heather Melton. He also will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Taylor Ritch, Caitlyn Gable, Ethan Gable, Cameron Hatfield, Kirstin Hatfield, Madison Melton, Trevor Melton, Savana Melton, Gracie Melton, Olivia Sims and Abbygail Sims.
Jimmy was the family handyman and had a knack for all things mechanical. When he wasn’t pursuing mechanics he could be found fishing and kayaking with his friends.
Jimmy had a passion for shag dancing, traveling and family. He was a member of Twisters Shag Club of Cornelius, NC where he shared his passion with his wife, Dean, granddaughter, Taylor, and friends. Jimmy enjoyed spending his free time traveling with his wife, Dean, especially on ocean cruises, except when he got lost in Italy. When he wasn’t traveling with his wife he spent the remainder of his free time with his grandchildren to which his love for was only matched by his love for Dean. He enjoyed Game nights, watching sci-fi movies, and beating his grandchildren at Phase 10 although it should be noted for the record Dean always won.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3 to 5 pm at the family home located at 1099 Ridgeview Court, Davidson, NC 28036.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the epilepsy foundation of North Carolina, in support of his granddaughter Caitlyn’s battle with epilepsy. www.Epilepsync.org or Piedmont One 1920 West First Street, Suite 5541A, Winston Salem, NC 27104-4220.