As Christians, we grieve the loss of our loved ones; but praise God, we are not a people without hope and assurance.
The pastor and church family expresses their sympathy and prayers to the following families who have recently lost loved ones in April.
Joey Yandle and all his family on the death of his Mother, Irene Crosby Yandle, on April 18
Linda Smith, Nancy Smith, Tommy Senn and Stacey Senn and all their families on the death of their Mother, Sylvia J. King Semi on April 19th, 2013.
Bob Melton, who has been attending Brookland for several years passed away on Wednesday, April 24th. The pastor and church family extends their sympathy and prayers to all his family. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, May 1 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. There will be a memorial service at Brookland on May 2, Thursday at 1:30 PM in the sanctuary. Interment to follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery at 4:00 PM.
Bob Melton's Obituary (Will not appear in the paper)
West Columbia, SC – Robert Lee Melton, Jr., age 66, of
Emporia, Kansas, and West Columbia, SC, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at WJB
Dorn Veterans Hospital.
Bob is survived by his three children, Amy Louise Altoran-Melton,
Robert Lee Melton III and David James Melton, all of Keller, TX, and their
mother, Migdalia Melton of Puerto Rico; a grandson, Evandro Emmanuel Melton of
Puerto Rico; an uncle and aunt, Charles W. Melton and Darlene Melton of Wichita,
KS; and cousins, Charlette Baldwin-Spicer of Benton City, WA and Linda Melton-LaPierre
of Lawrence, KS; and other family members, Asuncion Molina and Frances Cruz de
Rosado of Puerto Rico.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Robert
Lee Melton, Sr. and Paula Louise Melton nee Creson of Emporia, KS; his
grandmother, Mable Creson of Emporia, KS; and a younger brother, Phillip
Terrence Melton of Topeka, KS.
Bob was a Veteran of the US Army where he earned the Army
Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, NCO
Professional Development Ribbon, The Army Good Conduct Medal and Expert Rifle
Bars. He was also a Band Director
in the Kansas Public Schools and Church Choir Director at various churches.
His hobbies included tournament pool playing and softball,
both of which he participated in teams and leagues. Bob was gifted in
woodworking and crafted many beautiful pieces of furniture. He
was known by many as a prankster with a great sense of humor.
He was an admirer of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and memorabilia. Lhasa Apso dogs were his absolute favorite.
He was an accomplished singer, with a beautiful voice and
earned a Master's Degree in Music in Education from Emporia College and also
performed with the San Francisco Symphony Choir. The instruments Bob enjoyed playing most were the piano,
trumpet and saxophone. Bob was also an avid member and soloist in the Chancel
Choir and Men’s Choir at Brookland United Methodist Church of West Columbia.
A Celebration of Life, for friends and family, will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Fellowship Hall at Brookland United Methodist Church, 541 Meeting St., West Columbia, SC 29169 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Dates will be announced for both the Memorial Service at Brookland United Methodist Church and Interment at The Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC. See times in announcement above.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials are made to DAV – Disabled American Veterans or to Brookland United Methodist Church, 541 Meeting St., West Columbia, SC 29169.
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