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Joseph B. Melton

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[August 10, 2016]  McLEAN - Joseph B. Melton, 85, of McLean passed away on Sunday, July31, 2016 at 8:25 a.m. at the McLean County Nursing Home.

Visitation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, August 8, at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home

Service: Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home

Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta


Joseph “Ben” Melton, 85, of McLean passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 8:25 a.m. at the McLean County Nursing Home.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Melton will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta with Mr. Tony Billingsley officiating.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at the McLean Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by the McLean American Legion Post.

Cremation Rites have been accorded.

Joseph Benedict Melton was born on September 9, 1930 in Phillipsburg, Kentucky the son of James H. and Elzada Wise Melton. He was united in marriage to Irene Gordon on October 23, 1956. She survives.


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Also surviving are four daughters: Vicki Melton of South Carolina, Paula (Al) Radefeld of Bloomington, Darla Rogers, and Lori (Ed) Maher, both of McLean; seven grandchildren: Kristin (Brett) Anderson, Lindsay (Ross) Thompson, Dillon Maher, Staci Rogers, Josh Rogers, Bunker (Amanda) Hill, and Brein Huffman. Eight great grandchildren: Harper and Chandler Anderson, Tanner Thompson, Bunker John Hill, Noah, Leah, and Ruby Huffman and Eunice Swank; and one sister, Marie Beatty of Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

Ben served in the United States Army and the Illinois National Guard. He was retired from Caterpillar, Inc. after 32 years of service.

He was a member of the UAW 974, McLean American Legion Post.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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