Joseph Allen Melton

October 14, 1960April 30, 2013

Joseph (Joe) Allen Melton, 52, of Raleigh, passed away suddenly on April 30, 2013. Joe was born and raised in Raleigh and lived here most of his life. He went to Sanderson High School and graduated, with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, from N.C. State, in 1995. He worked for Wilo USA LLC, and through his job was able to visit many other countries. He was a tremendously hard worker for his company and will be missed.

He loved the N.C. State Wolfpack and Carolina Hurricanes. Joe spent many special nights watching the ‘Canes with Laurel and Cindy.

He loved his family with a fierceness that will be forever missed. He was so proud Laurel is attending his alma mater and will graduate in December. He called her his “Little Sunshine.” He was also proud of Jackson’s “Outstanding Middle School Student” award received in 2011 from the Elks club and the work he does at church. Jackson attends Research Triangle High School and Joe called him “My Little Buddy.” Joe was a man of great character, and his family will miss him.

Joe is survived by his parents, Alton and Ginger Melton, of Raleigh; the love of his life, Cynthia (Cindy) Mitchell; his daughter, Laurel Angelica Melton; his son, Jackson Timothy Melton; his brother, Dr. Al Melton and wife Donna; nieces and nephews, Sarah (Wes) Risch, Timothy Melton, Josie (greatneice), Winston and Angela Bowden, Mallory and Beckley Page; and many other cousins, aunts and uncles.

His family will receive friends at Highland United Methodist Church on Friday May 3, 2013 from 1:00-2:30 pm with a Celebration of Joe’s Life at 2:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of one's choice, in Joe's name.


  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Celebration of Joe's Life Friday, May 3, 2013

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Cindy McCorkle

May 19, 2013

Cindy, Laurel, and Jackson I just found out and was so shocked to hear about Joe. I am sorry I was not there for you. I am here if you need anything. My prayers and thoughts are with you everyday. God will be there for you so remember to rely on him. Love you.

Gary MacDonald

May 8, 2013

We were shocked and saddened by the news on the loss of Joe. He was a mentor to me, a superb guy. I have many fond memories of him; from writing the perfect pump spec to analyzing my golf swing. He will be missed by all he touched. Our hearts go out to the family for the tough days ahead.

Cindy Howell

May 3, 2013

This tragedy of a worthy soul taken in the prime of life brings a flood of wonderful memories and a flood of stinging tears. I send to you all my prayers for great courage and strength. "Jesus wept." John 11:35

Carl & Nicki Mitchell and Family

May 3, 2013

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Nanci Blackert

May 3, 2013

No words Ginger...just love for you. I am so sorry for your loss.

American Heart Association

May 3, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Dottie Holmes

May 3, 2013

We are so so very sad to hear about Joe's passing. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you, the children and the whole family.
All our love - now and always,
Scott and Dottie Holmes

Martha & Jim Pryor & Family

May 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of deep sorrow.

Wheeler, Charlene and Katelyn Newman

May 2, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you. May God comfort and keep you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Sheila Knapp

May 2, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a very kind person who obviously loved his family very much.