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Father Thomas K. Melton died in Tom Bean, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, following a long illness.
Fr. Tom was born on June 10, 1932, in Asher, to Vern and Laura (Wilsie) Melton. He served his community as a pastor for over 40 years.
Fr. Tom was a generous person who was always willing to help people in need.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister, LaVern; brother-in-law, Joe Lightfoot, and nephew, Joseph Patrick Lightfoot.
He is survived by his a sister, Mary Dell Lightfoot, and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.
He was loved and will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Charities and local food banks.
Viewing will be on Friday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel in Tulsa.
Rosary will be Friday at 7 p.m. and funeral Mass will be Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., both at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel in Tulsa. www.fitzgeraldivychapel.com
Published on February 16, 2017
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