Norman Murray Melton, Jr.

August 16, 1939 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 82)


Norman Murray Melton, Jr., 82 of Snow Camp, North Carolina passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022 at home.

Norman was born in Davidson County on August 16, 1939 a son of the late Norman Murray Melton, Sr. and Racie Yarborough Melton. He retired with 40 years of service with Burlington Industries. His title at retirement was Yarn Procurement Specialist Specializing in cotton and other fibers, and he set up and Manager of Waste Sales,  The company transferred him from Greensboro to Cherryville North Carolina then to Main Office in New York, New York then back to Greensboro, North Carolina and finished up in  Burlington, North Carolina. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and friend.  He loved all sports and read the newspaper until the day he passed.  His passion was anything to do with working at breeding, training, judging or competing a good competition birddog in a field trial while riding a good horse! A big part of doing this is making life long friendships.  He love all and they loved him. In off season he golfed and fished and kept his yard perfect.

As long as he was able, he worked hard at being a strong advocate for those suffering from any type of Mental Disabilities.  He helped start the NAMI Alamance, Rockingham County Affiliate as well as CIT  Training for law enforcement.  De-escalation training was one of the parts to it. 
He never stopped pushing to work in the yard, or be with family and friends even when it was hard. He never stopped pushing himself.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Melton and a sister Patricia Melton Garner.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Gloria Williams Melton: a son Mark Melton and wife Wanda;  two grandchildren , Tyler Melton and Mary Katherine Bennett; a brother Gerry Melton (Late Teri) and numerous other family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on June 8th at 1:00 PM at Rock Creek United Methodist Church, 7315 Mount Hermon Rock Creek Rd, Snow Camp, N. C. 27349.

Family request that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to either Rock Creek United Methodist Church, 7315 Mount Hermon Rock Creek Road,  Snow Camp, N C 27349;  Sylvan Ruritan, PO BOX 654, Snow Camp, N.C. 27349; or NAMI ACR Affilitate, PO BOX 2287, Burlington,  N.C. 27216.

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Memorial Service
June 8, 2022

1:00 PM
Rock Creek United Methodist Church (Mount Hermon Rock Creek, Snow Camp)

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