JB Melton

August 11, 1939 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 82)


J.B. Melton, 82, of Wauseon, Ohio passed away November 17, 2021 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 11, 1939 to that late Clark and Hazel (Coomer) Melton in Kentucky. He married the late Joan (Moss) Melton on August 13, 1960 and they were married for just shy of 60 years until she preceded him in death on May 27, 2020.

J.B is survived by his children: James (Carrie) Melton; Jonni (Betty) Melton and Joey (Brent) Shadbolt; grandchildren: Jamie, Tyler, Katelyn, Karley, Kallie, Caleb, Connor, Kayla; great-grandchildren Keenan, Xavier, Riley; siblings: June Stubbs; Virginia Anne Kilburn; Ann Hall; and Russ (Angela) Melton; two sisters-in-laws Jane Moss and Wilma Back and brother-in-law Walter Moss and a host of loving nieces and nephews. J.B. was preceded in death by his parents; wife Joan; Brothers: Patrick, Mike and Frank; and sisters: Gina and Jayne; and step mother Virginia "Ginny" Lee Melton. 

J.B. worked as an inspection foreman for Chrysler retiring in 1993. He was a hands on dad and grandpa and a great cook. He was famous for his homemade rolls and homemade hot sauce. He liked to travel and enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was a handy man and could fix anything. His favorite travel destinations were Hawaii and Alaska. 

Memorial contribution in J.B. honor ay be gifted to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the Parkinson's Foundation

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. 

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