SPRINGFIELD – Preston L. Melton, 76, of Springfield died at 6:41 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at St. John’s Hospital.
He was born Nov. 27, 1931, in Springfield, the son of Frank and Esther Miller Melton. He married Ruth A. Deckard in 1954. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Dennis J. Melton; and a brother, Harvey Melton.
Mr. Melton, a lifelong resident of Springfield, retired from McDermand Woodworks and Carpenters Local No. 16. He was a past pack leader and was active in Boy Scouts. He enjoyed woodworking and building birdhouses and squirrel feeders.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth A. Melton of Springfield; a daughter, Debra A. Buscher (companion, Jim Carver) of Springfield; two sons, Donald F. (wife, Debbie) Melton of Mechanicsburg and David (wife, Karen) Melton of Fillmore; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Williams of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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