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Harry Raymond Melton

HUNTSVILLE, TX -- Harry Raymond Melton, age 72, of Houston passed away on November 10, 2012 at Conroe Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Harry was born December 23, 1939 in Moultrie, Georgia to Harry and Hilda Melton.

He graduated high school in 1957 and joined the U S Coast Guard and served 24 years before retiring in 1981 as Senior Master Chief Boatswains Mate. After his retirement from the Coast Guard he became a tug boat captain working out of Houston until his death. He loved being on and around the water as can be seen from his field of employment.

Harry is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Miller; son Chris Melton; grandchildren, Cody Miller, Jessica Harkness, Taylor Melton, and Cori Melton ; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Frank G. Melton( Lurenda); sister, Elaine Rex ;niece, Heather Atkinson and nephew, Cliff Rex; 2 great nephews and 3 great nieces; numerous cousins and other relatives and companion Sherry Ritter

Harry will be missed by all of his treasured friends from "The Beach" community at Lake Livingston, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held Friday for Harry at the "The Beach" Community at Lake Livingston, Texas.

Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at

Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home

Huntsville, TX 936/ 291-7300