Wayne Sigal Melton, age 67 of Wallace, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at his rural home near Wallace.
Wayne was born May 3, 1948 at North Platte, Nebraska to Don and Veva (Washburn) Melton. He grew up on the Melton Ranch southeast of Wallace. He graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
He went into the Army and served his country proudly in Vietnam. After returning home, he served in the Army Reserves.
He married Renae McClintock and this union was blessed with three children, Amy, Tamara, and Nathan. Wayne worked at the family ranch.
Wayne loved working with cattle and riding horses. In his later years he loved his grandchildren more than anything. He attended many football games and loved cheering his grandson on. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. He was very patriotic and loved his country and flag.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Roma.
Survivors include his children Amy (Steve) Sage, of Lee’s Summit, Mo, Tamara (Aaron) Kolbet, of Culbertson, Ne, Nathan (Laura) Melton of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Grandchildren Madison Sage, Coleton Doetker, Kali Melton, Lily Sage, Kailee Kolbet, Karsyn Kolbet, Jeremiah (Alison) Buford , Jared Buford, and Hannah Buford, four great-granchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial has been established in Wayne’s memory for the Wallace Rescue Service. Condolences may be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend.
Services will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Wallace Community Hall with Pastor Bob Witt officiating. Burial will be in the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Bullock-Long Funeral Home.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.