Charles T. 'Tom' Melton


Charles T. "Tom" Melton, 71, Kokomo, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. He was born June 4, 1947, in Madison, Indiana, the son of Frank H. and Sylvia Viola (Stoner) Melton. On Aug. 18, 2003, he married Anna Yvonne Oliver, who preceded him in death Oct. 12, 2010.
Tom served with the United States Army. He retired in 1992 from the Kokomo Police Department as a lieutenant after 21 years of service. He also served as an investigator for the prosecutor for several years after his retirement. In 1989, he was the Indiana Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He was a member of American Legion Post 6, Izaak Walton League, where he ran the Bingo League, Kokomo F.O.P., the Russiaville Masonic Lodge 82, and the Howard Masonic Lodge. Tom enjoyed golf, going on vacations, all types of sports, and was an avid Cubs fan.
Tom is survived by his sons, Thomas A. Melton (companion, Tami), Kokomo, and Brian C. Melton, Pennsylvania; stepdaughter, Yvette Orr (companion, Lori Orr), Kokomo; grandsons, Thomas M. Melton, Kokomo, and Jared T. Melton, Kokomo; brother, John (Myra) Hamilton; nieces, Misty (Jessica) Oliver, Kokomo; and his companion, Rita Youngblood, Kokomo.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Chuck Jansen officiating. The Kokomo Police Department will provide honors in recognition of Tom's service. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left online at
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5 posts

Lynn Koenig
Jun 29, 2019
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Have known Tom for many years from Bingo. He was a kind man. Always enjoyed seeing him when I would visit Kokomo and visit him at Bingo. I'm sure he us greatly missed.
Max and Pamela Young
Jun 06, 2019
Deepest sympathy on your loss. May you find comfort in knowing how well he was loved and admired, and may your memories of him sustain you in this difficult time.
Brian & Tonya Wells
Jun 05, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. What a great guy he was. RIH Tom
Prayers to all the family
Jun 04, 2019
Tom was a great person loved by all he will be greatly missed. Prayers and hugs for the family.
Jun 04, 2019
so sorry for your loss