William "Pete" Thomas Melton Jr.

July 21, 1944January 18, 2020

William Pete Thomas Melton, Jr. was born July 21, 1944 in Tallulah, LA, his parents were Virgie Lorean Hawmon and William Thomas Melton, Sr. He went to be with his Lord January 18, 2020 in Shreveport. Mr. Melton was a parts salesman for more than 30 years. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing pool (APA) and (USAPL).

Mr. Melton is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Melton, Sr. and Virgie Hawmon Barnett, a brother, James Henry Melton, and a son, Richard Melton. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Janice Cox Melton, son, William (Tommy) Thomas Melton, III, daughters, Karen Melton Feibel and husband Shelton and Sonja Melton Palmer and husband Layton, seven grandchildren, Allie, Emilly, Daniel, Chris, Shane, Payton, and Alyssa, brothers, James Barnett and wife Cindy Pilgram Barnett, Eddie Barnett and Buddy Barnett, sisters, Anna Martin and Brenda Russell and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating the life of William Thomas Melton, Jr. will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:00 AM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Gary Palmer. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, January 21 from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral Home.

Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Layton Palmer, Daniel Melton, Shelton Feibel, Tommy Melton, Chris Brown, Sonny Melton, Eddie Barnett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Payton Palmer and Bim Raborn .

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at Willis Knighton and Red River Dialysis. And a very special thank you to Bim Raborn, Shannon Mumphrey and Shorty Phillips for always going above and beyond.


  • William Thomas Melton, Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Virgie Hawmon Barnett, Mother (deceased)
  • James Henry Melton, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard Melton, Son (deceased)
  • Martha Janice Cox Melton, Wife
  • William (Tommy) Thomas Melton, III,, Son
  • Karen Melton Feibel (Shelton), Daughter
  • Sonja Melton Palmer (Layton), Daughter
  • Allie, Grandchild
  • Emilly, Grandchild
  • Daniel, Grandchild
  • Chris, Grandchild
  • Shane, Grandchild
  • Payton, Grandchild
  • Alyssa, Grandchild
  • James Barnett (Cindy Pilgram Barnett), Brothers
  • Eddie Barnett, Brother
  • Buddy Barnett, Brother
  • Anna Martin, Sister
  • Brenda Russell, Sister
  • Mr. Melton is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Layton Palmer, Pallbearer
  • Shelton Feibel, Pallbearer
  • Tommy Melton, Pallbearer
  • Chris Brown, Pallbearer
  • Sonny Melton, Pallbearer
  • Eddie Barnett, Pallbearer
  • Payton Palmer , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bim Raborn , Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 22, 2020


William "Pete" Thomas Melton Jr.

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Judy Little

January 21, 2020

My Uncle Pete was a wonderful man. He always had a joke, quick come-back, fast belt retrieval (well deserved by us Melton kids), hearty laugh, a big hug, and most of all a kind heart. Hope you are dancing a jig with granny, playing pool with Richard, and at the fishing hole with my dad. We will miss you!