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John Walker (JW) Melton

January 14, 1941 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 78)


John Walker “J.W.” Melton, age 78, of Tyler, passed away June 10, 2019 at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.

J.W. Melton was born January 14, 1941 to Henry Walker Melton and Daisy Willie (Milsap) Melton in Dallas, TX. He served in the United States Marine Corp. and owned and operated Chuck’s BBQ and Jay’s Smoke and Fire BBQ in Tyler.

J.W. is survived by his daughter, Neva Lewis-Ball and husband, Larry, of Mabank; grandchildren, Zachary Lewis and wife, Megan, and Maurie Lewis; great-grandchildren, Rhylea Lewis, Hunter Lewis, and Channing Lewis; and brother, Dale Melton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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