James Melton


James Stewart Melton, age 63 of Hundred, WV passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born on December 25, 1953 in Salisbury, MD, a son of Perry Dwane Melton, Sr., of Hebron, MD and the late Nancy Lee Savage Melton.

In addition to his father, he is survived by 2 daughters, Heather (Steven) Smith of Metz, WV and April DeBarr of San Angelo, Texas; one grandson, Titus James Smith of Metz, WV; 4 brothers, Robert Melton of Michigan, Michael (Deanna) Melton of Hebron, MD, Donald Melton of Hebron, MD and Perry D. Melton, Jr. of Florida. He is also survived by his former wife, Jane Upperman of Oakland, MD and several nieces and nephews.

James was an Insurance Agent with various Life Insurance Companies. He was a minister for over 30 years serving the Church of God. He played music having enjoyed playing the drums and singing. His passion was leading people to the Lord and church was his life.

There will be no funeral home viewing or funeral services. James’ choice for final disposition was cremation. A Memorial Service celebrating James’ life will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Idamay Zion Assembly Church of God at 2 Main St., Idamay, WV 26576 beginning at 1pm. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com


Condolence left by J.J. Davis on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:44pm.

So sorry to hear of his loss. I really enjoyed getting to know him. He's finished the race and now gets to enjoy his reward.

Condolence left by Marie Crook on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:55pm.

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Was good to be with him at the Assembly and hear him sing to his Lord. Our thot's and prayers are with you Heather and your family. Love you.

Condolence left by Jayme on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:19pm.

Dear Heather, Steve and Titus, we are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for comfort. Love, The Baker's- Randy Jayme and Sarah

Condolence left by Ken & Joyce James on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:32pm.

Joyce and I are praying for you. May the peace of the Holy Spirit be upon you and family.

Condolence left by Ken & Joyce James on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:34pm.

Ken and I send our thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace to Heather and ALL the family. I , Aunt Joyce have always loved Jim with a special love. When Jim was a baby & lived in SATX for a period of his young life, I was so proud to be the Aunt of Robert & Jim. They were the first grand babies of my father & mother, James & Gladys Melton. I was about 17 when they came to Tx with their Mom & Dad. We were so excited to have them In our lives!

Condolence left by Vicki Nichols on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:17am.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.

Condolence left by Rob Tranthem on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:03am.

I met Jim when I was a teenager attending the Katy Church. Jim had such a way that you could not help but love him. The thing that I admired the most about Jim was his incredible love for people, and his deep seated love for his family, but his overflowing love of Jesus. Jim your fight is over, and you have won. Love you brother. Prayer's for Janie, Heather and April. Jim I will meet you in the morning, just inside the Pearly Gates over there!

Condolence left by Barbara Ion on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:06pm.

So sorry for your loss. Bro. Jim will be greatly missed. He is dancing on the streets of Glory!

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