George Carlton "Carl" Melton

george melton

April 22, 1934 ~ June 5, 2021

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

George Carlton “Carl” Melton, 87, of Asheville, died at his home on June 5, 2021.

Born in Buncombe County, he was the husband of Maxine (Treadway) Melton of Asheville, and the son of the late Samuel Logan and Vienna (Bradley) Melton. He was also preceded in death by a son, Carl Stafford Melton, and two brothers, Martin and Ken.

Carl loved riding his motorcycle and playing the guitar, dobro, and banjo with his friends. He loved telling a good joke, and was a talented mechanic who could fix anything.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, left to cherish his memory are his daughter, June Melton (husband Dean Klein); two sisters: Barbara Brooks and Vianne Brown; and a nephew who was like a son, Danny Hendee.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Revs. Donald Hare and Larry Rogers officiating.


Graveside Service: June 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
9 Chapel Hill Road
Asheville, NC 28803

828 684-0159

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Dear Maxine and June – my heart aches for your loss. Know my prayers are for you at this most difficult time. Carl was a fine man and was a joy to be around. Not another like him, he will be missed. Love to you both. Love, Claire

  2. May God be with the Melton family during this difficult time . You will be in my thoughts and prayers..

  3. Shirley and I are saddened at the loss of Carl. I have always enjoyed his music, humor, and tales from his life.

  4. Maxine and June we are so sorry for your loss.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Pete and Wendy Hensley

  5. I have had the honor of knowing Carl and family for many years.
    Carl was an exceptional person in every way and I always looked forward to visiting with him.
    He always had a joke to tell and a smile on his face. My life is better because of the fellowship
    I enjoyed with him. To say I will miss this friend is an understatement. I pray for his family during this time of loss.

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