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Otis Earl Melton, Sr.

Mr. Otis Melton, age 89, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at his residence. He is survived by his two sons, Earl (Martha) Melton, Jeffrey A. Melton (Kari Frederickson); sister, Sylvia (Ronnie) Bryant; grandchildren, Monica (Steven) Petersen, Candis (Jeremy) Moyer, Melany Franklin (Justin) Keith, Olivia Melton, Rebecca Melton; and great grandchildren, Cole Petersen, Trent Petersen, Ava Moyer, Lola Moyer and Elaina Moyer. He is preceded in death by his wife, Esther Burckhalter Melton; daughter, Iris Melton Franklin; parents, Jesse T. and Jewell Thomas Melton; brothers, Lenwood Melton and William Melton. Mr. Melton was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He worked for over 45 years in the textile industry for Graniteville Company, Greenwood Mills in Orangeburg, SC and Mobay Chemical Corporation in Rock Hill, SC. He was a member of the Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church in Rock Hill, SC before moving back to Graniteville where he returned as a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and all whose lives he touched. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 1 o’clock, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Graniteville with the Rev. Doug Puckett officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church parish hall. The interment will be private and held at a later date. The family would like to extend a thank you to these very special people: Sara Medlock, a very close friend who has become like family, for her constant support during this time; Beth Johnson, Austin Johnson and Caroline Barron, Mr. Melton’s caregivers, for all of the care they extended to the Melton Family; Candy Windsor and Sharonda Cullars, who worked as hospice nurses, for their care of Mr. Melton and his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Graniteville, SC. Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829 has been entrusted with these arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Uncle OT
Was the coolest dad ever. He was such a caring man and I learned so much from him up until I graduated high school. I am so sorry to hear he has passed. Earl, I love you and hope we can touch base again.
Your cuz
Ken Widener

Ken Widener Aug 9 2020 12:00 AM

Otis was a very special man to boys of my generation. You have my deepest sympathy.

Gary Barton Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

Nick and Mayson Ross
Otis and Esther were two of the most precious people we have known. They were missed greatly when they left Rock Hill and the Church of Our Saviour. May God reward them eternally for their good lives.

Nick and Mayson Ross Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM

I will always remember Otis. The night I graduated from high school I lost my diploma. The next day I received a phone call from him saying he found my diploma. I met him at the gate at Gregg to pick it up never realizing that in the near future I would be working there. Otis was a very fine upstanding gentleman in every respect. He was greatly loved and will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you!

Ellen Q. Huff Sep 22 2018 12:00 AM

Otis was the best. I met him through golf and our love for Ocean Isle Beach. He was a great sharing person and so much fun to be around. He will be missed by a lot of people. God bless all of you.

Gilbert Vance Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking & praying for you all during this time. Russell & Brenda Rosier

Brenda Rosier Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection & in the many wonderful memory's you made & shared together. Acts 24;15 You have my condolences.

Tara Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Mr Otis always had a smile and a friendly word every time I saw him at Earl's house when we lived on oakwood drive. He will be missed dearly

Giles Johnson Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. Otis was my Scout master many years ago and had a great influence on me. Condolences to Earl, Martha and the whole family.

Rodney williams Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM