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James C Melton
April 18, 1937 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
James “JC” Melton, Jr., 85, of Lakeland, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023. He was born in Lakeland, FL on April 18, 1937 to the late James and Flossie Melton.
JC proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He worked for the City of Lakeland, and retired after 28 years. After retirement, he worked as a truck driver for many years, and as a security guard. JC was a member of the Freemasons, and the Moose Lodge. In his younger years, he was an avid fisherman and hunter.
JC was preceded in death by his wife of 23 years, Violet Melton, and his son, Ty Melton.
He is survived by his children James “Jimmy” Melton, Jeanne Rice, Barbara Peeples, and Lesa Shurley; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Jean Davis.
A graveside service will be held at Lakeland Memorial Gardens on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM.
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