Leonard “Ted? Melton, Jr. of Springfield died Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Mason District Hospital in Havana, IL.
He was born January 23, 1940 in Springfield, IL. He was the son of Leonard and Tillie Muchorski Melton, Sr.
Mr. Melton retired from Teamsters Local 916 and from the IL Department of Transportation where he worked as a day laborer. He was a graduate of Lanphier High School and lived in Springfield all of his life.
He married Donna Fickas on March 31, 1958.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Francis Langloss and one son Leonard T. Melton III.
He is survived by his wife, three children: Connie (husband Jim) Britz of Dawson, Robert and Thomas Melton both of Springfield, one stepbrother Bill Langloss, grandkids: James (wife Falon) Britz III, Lori (husband Eric) Williams, Jenni Melton, Destiny Melton, Thomas Melton Jr, Great-grandkids: J.B. IV, and Trey, several nephews, cousins, a host of camping buddies at Evening Star and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 4-7pm, Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home. A funeral Service will be held at 11am, Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home. Deacon Ben Hoefler will be officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.