Bryan U. Melton, 93, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014.
He was a native of Cleveland, where he graduated from Bradley County High School.
He later moved to Chattanooga and attended UTC.
He was a Disabled American Veteran, having fought in several European campaigns in World War II.
After returning home from the war, he began his own business in Chattanooga under the name ‘Melton Appliances.’ He sold residential heating and air-conditioning systems.
He was active in local conservative politics and church groups.
He, along with his wife, Roddy Melton, attended First Presbyterian Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Bryan and Roddy were parents of two sons: Rod, of McKinney, Texas, (grandchildren: Heather, Reid and Neil) and Kim, of Akron, Pa. (grandchildren: Jenna, Jordan and Morgan).
He was preceded in death by parents, Dyke H. and Hattie M. Melton; and an only brother, George.
The funeral will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., on Friday May 2, 2014, at noon.
Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the church.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Fort Oglethorpe, GA (706-866-2521) or Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org).
Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.