James Melton

James Brent Melton

May 13 1963 - Jan 15 2020
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James Brent Melton, age 56, passed away on Wednesday January 15, 2020.

Brent was born in Cuyahoga Falls on May 13, 1963 to Jesse R. and Janet L. Melton. Brent graduated from Green High School and worked at the family business, Universal Plating Inc. in Akron, Ohio. Some of his favorite pastimes included drag racing his cars and bikes, snowmobiling, motorcycle trips with his friends, golfing, and fishing with his daughter.

He was preceded in death by his father Jesse R. Melton and brother Jesse Ray Jr. Brent is survived by his daughter Whitney Merkle (Israel), mother Janet Melton, and brother Jeffrey Melton (Eileen).

Family and friends will gather on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 5:00-8:00p.m. at Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home (811 Grant St., Akron, OH 44311).
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    Jan 20 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Jan 20 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home
    811 Grant Street
    AKRON, OH 44311
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Your friends at Cosar Mold Inc.

Posted at 08:46am
Brent will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure working with him all these years.
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Love, Kelly and Ryan Willard

Posted at 06:53am
Whitney and Israel, we are so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Much Love, Lori , Rachel, Mike, Rebekah, Max, Jess

Posted at 11:22am
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Love you more than anything in this world, Yes L

Posted at 02:19pm
Let memories of times you shared & knowing you were always by his side comfort you. He loved you with all his heat and always so proud of you.
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Barb sypherd

Posted at 12:11am
So sorry to here about Brent. Ray and I were in the same grade. Brent was the little brother. We ran into each other years later and had so many laughs about our memories of Ray. He was so proud of his daughter and loved her so much. So sorry for your loss.

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