Ted Melton

(April 11th, 1942 - October 9th, 2016)

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Teddy Howard Melton, age 74 of Chadwick, Missouri, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Ted was born April 11, 1942 the son of Teddy R. and Ida Melton, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother Eugene “Chub” Melton, brother Charles Melton, brother Jim Melton, sister Josephine Pratt and sister Phyllis Kelley. Ted graduated from Ash Grove High School and at the age of 25, he was united in marriage to Jonna Weagley, on December 23, 1967.  Ted spent his sole career as a full time member of the Missouri Army National Guard.  He served for 40 years and retired at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW4). During his career, Ted also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ted experienced many adventures and really enjoyed life.  He loved sports, being outdoors and especially enjoyed golfing. Most days, Ted could be found at his favorite golf course. Ted is survived by his wife Jonna Melton, daughter Traci Lee and husband Mike; grandson Caleb Lee; sister Iona Carroll and brother John Melton; many nieces, nephews and other caring relatives. Ted will be greatly missed by his many friends and family members that knew him and loved him. Graveside funeral services for Ted will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 with full military honors at Chadwick Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Bally Johnson officiating. Arrangements for Ted Melton are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at

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