Thomas “Tommy” Lee Melton, 58, of Beardstown, died Thursday, Aug. 27 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 21, 1956 in Peoria, the son of Thomas E. and Darlene Mae Lutes Melton. He married Nancy Knott on May 1, 1974 in Hannibal, Miss. and she survives.
He is also survived by his mother, Darlene of Naples; one son, Michael (Kimberly) Melton of Beardstown; one daughter, Nikki Melton of Beardstown; six grandchildren, Dylan (Jasmine Vizcarra), Austin, Tori Ann, Samantha, Jacob and Evan Melton, all of Beardstown; one great-grandson, Jace Thomas Melton of Beardstown; one brother, Lonnie Lee Melton of Naples; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Melton of Calif. and Sandra Kay of Colo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Sheila, in infancy.
Tommy worked as a union laborer, Springfield Local 477, before retiring. He enjoyed playing pool and cards, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Following cremation, there will be no services. Memorials are suggested to American Lung Association or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.sagerfuneralhome.com. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of the arrangements.