JOHN THOMAS MELTON, 55, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at his Lake Tenkiller residence in Tahlequah, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Eldorado, Illinois, the son of Charles and June Shroyer Melton.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Barnes Melton; son, Ian of Dallas, Texas; mother, June Melton; sister, Margaret Watrous; and brother, Larry, all of Fort Wayne; Tom had a special friendship with his cousin, Jack Waters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, in 1992. A drummer, Tom had toured with several bands. A Vietnam Navy veteran, Tom enjoyed Lake Tenkiller, where his ashes will be scattered at a later date.
Services were held in Tahlequah.
The family prefers memorials to The Music Fund of Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Submitted by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home.