WAYCROSS – Robert Melton, 69 of Waycross, passed away Wednesday morning, July 21, 2021, at Memorial Satilla Health. Born in Alma, Melton’s parents were Albert Mitchell Melton and Martha Elizabeth Groover Melton. He is also preceded in death by a brother, James Melton. Melton was a tree surgeon and a family man. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing, listening to music in his car, and going to the mountains. Survivors include his wife, Sue Melton of Waycross; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Scott Melton (Diane) of Hoboken and Brandon Dustin Melton (Ashley) of Waycross; five grandchildren, Taylor Graddy (Chris), Shelby Fincher (Taylor), and Dalton Melton all of Hoboken, and Ella Melton and Lee Melton both of Waycross; nine great-grandchildren, Christin Graddy, Ginger Graddy, Colton Graddy, Leigha Graddy, Emberlynn Melton, Easton Fincher, Everett Fincher, and Finley Melton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlton Melton (Bea), Rudolph Melton (Martha) all of Waycross, and Stevie Melton of Blackshear; five sisters, Marlene Sullivan of Blackshear, Linda Sue Spradley of Otter Creek, Mildred Moore, Annette Walker, and Debbie Lee all of Blackshear; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. A graveside service was held Saturday afternoon, July 24, 2021 at Lake Chapel Cemetery with Elder Jason Deal officiating. Pallbearers were Robert Scott Melton, Brandon Dustin Melton, Brandon Lee Melton, Dalton Scott Melton, Taylor Fincher, and Chris Graddy. Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.

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