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Kelvin Gene Melton

August 25, 1970 — April 8, 2024


Kelvin Gene Melton, 53, of Altus, Oklahoma passed away at his home on Monday, April 8, 2024. A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 19th, in the Kincannon Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will immediately follow at Dryden Cemetery under the care of Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service.


Kelvin Gene Melton, lovingly known as Gene, was born on August 25, 1970, in Altus to the late Billy J. and Dorothy Mae (Thompson) Melton. He attended school in Altus, later obtaining his GED and CDL. Gene was a truck driver and landscaper by trade. He was never one to just sit around and he had a heart for caring for others. Gene took care of his mother, Dorothy, and brother, Monte, when they were terminally ill, ensuring that they were able to remain comfortable at home. He was an avid OKC Thunder and NASCAR fan and greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting arrowheads, going to the casino, rattlesnake hunting, watching football on Sundays, playing basketball, and driving around with the music blasting with his dog, Coco, on his lap.


Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Dorothy; siblings, Tammy Wilhelm, Kerry Melton, and Monte Melton; and grandparents, Lewis and Lillie Thompson. Gene’s love and generous heart will live on in his aunt, Kathy Ishcomer; sister-in-law, Angela Scheets; nephew and nieces, Josh Wilhelm and wife, Andrea, Heather Gaunt and husband, Brent, Savanah Ashurst and husband, Josh, Brandi Melton, Matthew Tipton and wife, Nicki, and Austen Melton; special cousins, Lavelle and Terry Ishcomer; many friends, and his beloved dog, Coco.


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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Kincannon Funeral Home

3020 N Main St, Altus, OK 73521


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Friday, April 19, 2024

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Dryden Cemetery

Hollis, OK 73550

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