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Phil S. MeltonPassing: February 21, 2023


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107

Celebration of Life

Sunday, March 5th @ 2:00pm


No Visitation


No Burial

CAMPBELLSBURG – Phil S. Melton, 73, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 29, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Brance Allen Melton and Ethel “Essie” Florence (Thacker) Hackney.  He married Lora Lee Page June 17, 2010 and she preceded him in death July 14, 2022.

Phil retired from Lehigh Cement Company, working as a dump truck driver.  He was a member of the Steelworker’s Union Local 7-00030, Sons of American Legion Post 250, and Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.  Phil enjoyed woodworking and hunting.

Surviving are his children, Adonica (Billy) Grissom of Mitchell, Philip Jacob (Melissa) Melton of Mitchell, Eli Brance (Hailey Lynn Brazzell) Melton of Campbellsburg, Shirley (Weston) Gabbard of Bedford, and Amanda Lynn (Jayce) Little of Bedford; grandchildren, Josh Grissom, Ethan Grissom, Keeley Goss, Savannah Riddle, Lacey Ryan, Nevin Mundy, Carson Brazzell, Lucas Melton, Miranda Dotts, Jordan Dotts, Shandalyn Asbury, Kodee Campbell, and Timothy Little; eleven great-grandchildren; and brother, Cecil Melton of Paoli.        

His parents; wife; granddaughter Shianna Marie Dotts; and brother, Paul Melton, preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107 in Mitchell.

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5 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Wyatt shifflett | Bedford
    Date: February 24, 2023
    I love you and miss you Papaw fly high
  2. Guest: Chuck & Dave Cooper | Mitchell, IN.
    Date: February 23, 2023
    I grew up with Phil & worked with Phil. A very good friend and good person to talk with and share problems with. You are and will be missed by both Dave and myself. Chuck and Dave Cooper - Lehigh buddies.
  3. Guest: Janet I Noe | Mitchell
    Date: February 23, 2023
    Doni, so sorry about your Dad. My thoughts and love are with you at this time❤ Love you, Janet
  4. Guest: Amanda & Jayce | Bedford
    Date: February 23, 2023
    Dad u came into my life when I was 4 years old and u have treated us and loved us so much and I'm glad to say I'm gonna cherish every moment that we share together I love u daddy
  5. Guest: Shirley gabbard | Bedford indiana
    Date: February 23, 2023
    Gonna miss u dad..thank u for always loving us kids and being there for me..