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Willie Paul MeltonPassing: October 21, 2020

Service:

Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Sunday, October 25th @ 1:30 p.m.

Visitation:

No Visitation

Cemetery:

Mitchell Cemetery

Sunday, October 25th @ 1;30 p.m.

MITCHELL – Willie Paul Melton, 75, 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.

Surviving:
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.

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31 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Tracy Tincher | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 29, 2020
    I am so very sorry to hear if his passing . He was an outstanding man . I enjoyed our visits once a year . He will always be remembered in such a wonderful way . My heart is breaking as well . Prayers for all his family .
  2. Guest: Linda Roll | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 27, 2020
    Thought and prayers for your loss. Linda Roll Paul and I worked at Jay C plus. We also was distant relation.
  3. Guest: Louise Lawrence | Indianapolis
    Date: October 26, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones. (I'm Paul's cousin, my father and Paul's father were brothers)
  4. Guest: Elaine & Greg Anderson | Bloomington, IN
    Date: October 26, 2020
    Beth and Family, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of you and sending our love & prayers.❤
  5. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: October 25, 2020
    Carolyn, & all of Paul's families-We are so sorry for the loss of the special guy in your lives. Paul was a really great person & you were blessed to have him in your lives..May the Good Lord hold you in His Merciful Hands at this sad time.. Jerry & Judy Stevens
  6. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: October 25, 2020
    Deepest sympathies from the MHS Class of 1962. Paul was a good friend and classmate! Our ranks continue to dwindle!
  7. Guest: Jessica Chybinski | Bedford Indiana
    Date: October 25, 2020
    Paul was a great man. I have worked with me for many years. He was a very caring and generous man. I am glad I got to know him. He will be missed dearly.
  8. Guest: Jim and Waneta Wires | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: October 24, 2020
    Carolyn we were so sorry to hear about Paul. Will always remember the laughter at the Christmas parties. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
  9. Guest: Georgia Bohlman | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: October 24, 2020
    I remember Paul from Mills Market, high school, etc. he was a great guy. So sorry for your loss.
  10. Guest: Paul Brown and Family | Mitchell, IN
    Date: October 24, 2020
    Sorry for your loss. Paul was a good neighbor . He will be greatly missed. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Paul.
  11. Guest: Cheryl (Tolbert) Burja | Ocala, Florida
    Date: October 24, 2020
    Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Paul’s family. I know he will be missed. I graduated with Paul with the Class of 1963.
  12. Guest: Cheryl (Tolbert) Burja | Ocala, Florida
    Date: October 24, 2020
    Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Paul’s family. I know he’ll be deeply missed. I graduated with Paul with the Class of 1963,
  13. Guest: Cheryl (Tolbert) Burja | Ocala, Florida
    Date: October 24, 2020
    Sending my heartfelt condolences to Paul’s family. I graduated with Paul with the Class of 1963.
  14. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: October 24, 2020
    I hate to see this. God is bringing his workers home. Met Paul in the late 70's When Phyllis went to work at mills market. Paul has ALWAYS been a wonderful person that i can remember. No matter how big the problem was around him at work he took the "few seconds" he could to speak TO you. I knew he said he retired but i never seen that Paul. Praying for you all.
  15. Guest: Mary Lou Harris | Bedford, IN
    Date: October 24, 2020
    Paul was good friends with my dad Russell Lewis at Mills Market. What a friendship they had. After dad retired, Paul would come out to dad's and such joking and laughter there was. I got aquainted with Paul through dad, he will be missed by many.
  16. Guest: Wanda & Merian Jones | Osteen, Florida
    Date: October 24, 2020
    Carolyn, we are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I don't have your mailing address to send a card. May God's arms wrap around you to comfort and give you peace.
  17. Guest: Susan Wilkinson | Mitchell, IN
    Date: October 24, 2020
    So sorry to hear about Paul, my love to Caroline Susan Wilkinson
  18. Guest: Kittie McLain | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: October 24, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts, love and prayers for each one of you.
  19. Guest: Debbie Baker Baity | Orleans in
    Date: October 24, 2020
    I’m very sorry for your loss. Paul was a good guy. I know he’ll be missed by many people. Sending love and prayers.
  20. Guest: Cory Pipher | Bedford
    Date: October 23, 2020
    He was a great friend. Condolences to his family.
  21. Guest: Yvonne smith | Bedford indiana
    Date: October 23, 2020
    Great great guy. I'm so heartbroken. Prayers. Rest easy pal
  22. Guest: Michael Ellis | Jeffersonville
    Date: October 23, 2020
    Paul always took time to talk to my grandfather Ellis ...many,,many years ago when the MiIls Market was located in downtown Mitchell. I wonder if his children remember the name Paul gave to their grandmother-Beulah Knight? He jokingly referred to her as Granny Grits after a dish she prepared for them once. The name stuck and the small children called her "Grits" thereafter. So pleased to see he had a good life and large family. He treated ours with respect and appreciation.
  23. Guest: Jessica (Whitted) Carr | Orleans, IN
    Date: October 23, 2020
    I worked with Paul at Mills Market in 1998. He was one of my favorite managers to work with. Condolences.
  24. Guest: Rodney and Nancy Lawrence | Dupont, Indiana
    Date: October 23, 2020
    So sorry for your loss, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.
  25. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell
    Date: October 23, 2020
    Phil & family.........So sorry to hear of your brother passing. Just remember, we can be with him again in heaven. We just need to accept and believe in Jesus putting our faith in HIM daily. I will be praying for you and your family. Chuck
  26. Guest: See Bennett | Bedford Indiana
    Date: October 23, 2020
    Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family Paul was a good mani. Had the pleasure to work with him at Jay C loved him
  27. Guest: Amy Schmid | Bedford Indiana
    Date: October 23, 2020
    Rest in Peace Paul. You will be truly missed.
  28. Guest: Chris Mills | Oolitic IN
    Date: October 23, 2020
    All of our Church family, myself included will miss Paul terribly. He was a good friend😞
  29. Guest: Theron Shaw Jr | Bedford Indiana
    Date: October 23, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing, I work with him in the meat department at Mills while in high school. He was a nice calm guy and a friend. I really enjoyed working with him. Sorry for your family’s and community’s loss.
  30. Guest: Audrey Clarkson | Paoli in
    Date: October 23, 2020
    Paul is my uncle and he always spoiled me at mills market with donuts....he was loved my all and miss by many!!!!!!
  31. Guest: Cassie Root | Bedford, IN
    Date: October 23, 2020
    Brian, Misty and the entire family, I wanted to extend my & our deepest condolences, prayers and sympathy your way during this difficult time. Cassie & your Hoosier Hills Credit Union Family
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