Clyde Joseph Melancon
November 29, 1934 – February 17, 2013
Major Clyde Joseph Melancon, USAF, Ret.
DOYLINE, LA – Services to honor the life of Major Clyde Joseph Melancon, USAF, Ret., 78, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lane Memorial Cemetery, Sibley, LA. There will be a brief visitation between 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Clyde was born on November 29, 1934, in Baton Rouge, LA to the late Achille J. Melancon, Jr. and Mary Clyde (Smith) Melancon, and passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Clyde graduated from Hahnville High School in 1952. He graduated from L.S.U. in 1957, and then joined the U.S. Air Force to become an accountant. He served his country proudly during the Viet Nam War receiving the Meritorious Service Medal and retiring as Major. Clyde loved fishing, gardening, and hunting. He was a beloved father, step-father, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed.
Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” (England) Melancon; daughter, Cheryl Melancon; brothers; Charles Sterling, Robert Gayle, and Phillip Lyle Melancon. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Clyde J. Melancon, Jr. and Art Melancon; brother, John Wayne Melancon; sisters, Mary Claire Melancon Fisher and Joan Melancon; step-daughter, Donna Harris and husband, Allen; and step-granddaughter, Caroline Harris.
You may offer condolences and sign the on-line guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.
- Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2013
- Funeral Service Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Clyde Joseph Melancon
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February 21, 2013
Grandpa... you will be greatly missed. You were one of the most wonderful people I ever could have known.
I love you
February 20, 2013
You were my very first date, you were 18 and I was 16 and you took me to your senior prom at Hahnville High School. Then, later that month we went to your high school graduation However, before we went to the school auditorium, you took me on a wild ride through the fields and pastures of Pel Mel Farm to show me the cattle. You always had a heavy foot on the accelator. It is amazing how, when I learned of your death, all those wonderful memories came flowing back. May the angels lead you into Paradise and may you once again see your beloved daughter and your mother and father.
Coleen Perilloux Landry (Montz, LA)
Annette Melancon Matherne
February 18, 2013
Rest in peace, Uncle Clyde.