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Richard Neal Melton, age 65

Richard Neal Melton passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 65. Richard was born June 16, 1956 in Columbus, Georgia to Austin L Melton and Naomie Frances (Johnston) Melton.

Richard was a renowned car sales manager, in the industry for thirty years in Alabama, Texas, and Arkansas. He mentored many other car salesmen in the business. He loved his family, friends, and his dogs, Aubie Grace and Baby, and was a lifetime Auburn Football fan. He enjoyed golfing and poker games with his friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his father Austin L Melton.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Joy Melton; daughter Alexus Melton; son Jacob Melton (Kimberly); step granddaughter Haley McDonald; father-in-law Gary Badorek; mother-in-law Diane Badorek; sister-in-law Laura Hasler; brother-in-law Brad Hasler; nephew Hunter Hasler; and niece Oliva Hasler.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to A Shelter for Cancer Families in Houston, Texas.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.


  • Ashley Mosley Posted January 19, 2022 12:51 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Richard, he was one of the most stand up guys I will ever know! My husband Jesse learned so much from him!! Thinking about your family!

    • Joy Posted January 21, 2022 9:29 AM

      Thank you For sharing your kind words Ashley .. he thought the world of you and Jesse..

  • Christy Veuleman Posted January 20, 2022 1:28 PM

    To Joy, Alexus and Jacob. I am so very sorry for you loss. Richard was a SUPERB stand up guy who had great dignity. Although I only knew him for 10 years or so, it didn’t take long to figure out what a great man he was. I’ll always remember his smile. He would say ” Hello Christy, how are you” each and every time I visited the dealership in Jacksonville. He was as genuine as they come. I know your hearts are shattered now so time and respect for your family is what is needed, amongst prayers. Thank you for sharing the journey and know he is with our God and his body restored. Much love and prayers to all of the Family.
    Bill & Christy Veuleman

    • Joy Posted January 21, 2022 9:30 AM

      Thank you for sharing your kind words and memories Christy .. Richard thought the world of you and Bill ..

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