Obituary: Willie Paul Melton

November 15, 1944 – October 21, 2020

Willie Paul Melton, 75, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 15, 1944, in Somerset, Kentucky, he was the son of Bryce and Essie (Thacker) Melton.  He married Carolyn (Baker) Grow October 20, 1984.

Paul worked many years at Mills Market and retired from Jay-C Food Store.  He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1962 and was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M.  He enjoyed woodworking, watching western movies, and collecting western memorabilia.   Yardwork, landscaping, and being with his family were his favorite activities.

Paul was a member of New Hope Community Church and loved his church family.

Survivors include his  wife, Carolyn (Baker) Grow Melton of Mitchell; daughters, Beth True of Springville, Jennifer (Chris) Bush of Mitchell; stepsons, Kevin (Sheryl) Grow of Columbus, Brian (Misty) Grow of Mitchell, Brad (Amy) Grow of Springville; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Cecil Melton of Mitchell, Phil (Lori) Melton of Mitchell

His parents; stepdaughter, Carrie (Grow) Christie; and grandson, Blake Logan Grow, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 25, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Donnie Sanders officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family at