Steve Melton

Posted 6/15/22

Joseph Stephen “Steve" Melton, 77, of Paris, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, surrounded by his children.

A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Stewart and Carroll …

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Steve Melton

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Joseph Stephen “Steve" Melton, 77, of Paris, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, surrounded by his children.

A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Christian burial follows at Vermilion Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 20, at the funeral home.

Mr. Melton was bon Jan. 14, 1945, the youngest of four children born to the late Ellis and Mary Melton.

He was a caring father to sons, Joseph Stephen Jr. (deceased) (Karen Miles-Melton), Timothy Todd (Karen), Damon (Samantha), Jason (Heather), Christopher (Jodie), and Dustin; he was a father figure to his nephew Allen and niece Trina (Daniel); he is survived by his grandchildren, Sarah, Elizabeth, Allison Paige, Nicholas, Ethan, Sydney, Tristan, Alexa, Emily and Scott; his sister, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim; and his sister, Ruth

He was a devoted father, accomplished businessman and avid community servant.

Mr. Melton grew up near Oliver with his parents and three siblings. As a child, he attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church; later he was an active congregant of First Assembly of God in Paris. He attended St. Mary’s School and then Paris High School. He was a mechanic for many years and worked at the Paris Honda Shop until 1975 when he started Melton Construction, which he owned and operated before retiring in 2010.

He was active in all-facets of Boy Scouting for more than 30 years. He was a leader for Cub Scout Pack 182, Webelos Den 182 and Boy Scout Troop 295. He ensured the upkeep of Black Hawk Park and participated as a troop committee member. Through the intervening years, he guided countless young men through the values of Scouting, including several toward the pinnacle of Eagle Scout. He received numerous awards for his longevity, service and dedication to Scouting’s ideals, including the Silver Beaver Award.

Memorial donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 295.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.