Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I distinctly remember the day Charlie brought his brand new modified Cockshutt 440 Dodge to the county fair to pull. What a guy, so easy and soft spoken, must have been an inspiration to all those elementary students all those years.

Charlie is there anything I can help you with? No Ed, I think I have it covered.

That became our bylines.

A friend just emailed me Charlie passed away. Gosh, I never got to say my goodbye.

Charles Melton age 67, of Washington CH, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 12:05 p.m. at the Court House Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on August 13, 1941 in Kentucky to Cecil and Nancy Deaton Melton. He retired as a teacher for over 30 years at the Rose Avenue Elementary School.

He was a member of the Fayette County Tired Iron Tractor Club. Charles loved to build wheel horse tractors and mowers. He had also served as a volunteer fireman with the Wayne Township Fire Department. He was a graduate of Morehead State College of Kentucky.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, son Brett Melton, brother John Melton and sister-in-law Joan Melton.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife Linda Forsythe Melton, whom he married on December 28, 1960; daughter and son-in-law Belinda and Bob Wilson all of Washington CH, brothers Bob Melton of California, David (Donna) Melton of Kentucky, sister-in-law Miriam Melton of Texas; his wife’s parents Wayne and Velma Forsythe of Washington CH as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Summers Funeral Home with Joy Stanforth officiating with burial to follow at the Good Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Fayette County, PO Box 849, Washington CH, OH 43160.

I have determined you Hospice workers are angels.

I saw what you did for dad.

God Bless you Charlie, I know where you are, hope to talk to you again some day.

Ed Winkle

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