An MTF Tribute to our friend
                    Ron Melton (ronmelton1)

Ron Melton
6/14/1954 ~ 7/11/2006

Ronald C. Melton, 52, of Memphis passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2006, while at work. He was a railroad carman for BNSF Railroad of Memphis, was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and loved The Lord Jesus Christ. Mr. Melton is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jan Melton; three sons: Charlie, Joey and Jamie Melton; parents, Cornie and Mildred Melton of Nashville; two sisters, Joan Teal and Jennie Cecil; fourgrandchildren: Norah, Dylon, Robbie and Kaylee Melton; He was preceded in death by a son, Andy Melton and a brother, Randall Melton. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel, with a visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be sent to the United Way. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Phone: 901-725-0100

Published in The Commercial Appeal on 7/14/2006.

" Ride,Eat,Sleep,Repeat "

Ron's Personal Quote from his Delphi profile expressed his enthusiasm for riding.

This was posted by Ron after attending the Ezell's lunch in May 2006 and was very typical of Ron's posts, as well as his great attitude and outlook on life. Ron always posted the way he talked...

"It sure wuz GREAT ta see th folks th could make it. Six of us left Ezells for some back road ridin WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAHHHHOOOOOOOO !!!!!! talk about fun. After Randy & me split from th group for our final leg to FL we ran through ah rainstorm. We were ah little dissappointed as we were hopin for more rain. Lookin forward ta th next lunch."

Ron became an MTF Gold Member in December 2005

Click here to read the announcementp

Many of us will always remember when Ron posted this picture of him on his gold wing...

Ron truely enjoyed attending MTF lunch bunch gatherings. It was only appropriate a number of MTF members, from at least 7 states gathered for lunch in Memphis in Ron's honor before the funeral service.
After lunch everyone proceeded to the service to pay their respects to Ron and his family.

A few select comments from Ron's MTF Friends:

Note: there were so many comments there's no way we could capture them all here.
We invite you to read all of them on the forum in the following threads on the forum:
  • Death of Ron Melton

  • Memories of Ron

  • Ron's third son

  • Ron's Wife Here....