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Billy Ben Melton

Conway, AR, 1941 - 2022

Billy Ben Melton, 81, of Conway passed away September 7, 2022. He was born March 7, 1941 in McCrory, Ark., to Jack Melton and Katherine Purdy.
Bill was a loving father and grandfather who especially adored his one granddaughter, Reese. He married Jan Sowell in 1966 and from this union was born their only daughter, Tanya Melton Taylor. He spent a few years in the National Guard, proudly serving his country. Bill retired after 40 years from Southwestern Bell where he started as a lineman and worked his way up to management. During retirement, most days you could find Bill out on the golf course. Bill loved animals, especially dogs.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Michael Taylor; granddaughter, Reese Taylor; and brother, Milton Ray Purdy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Melton and Katherine Purdy; and sister, Suzette Jones.
Graveside service will be held Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 1 p.m., at Forest Hills Memorial Park Pavilion.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Humane Society of Faulkner County.

Published September 11, 2022

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1200 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR
Phone: 501-455-1067