On February 7, 2014, HMC Billy Duane Melton USN (ret) was called to appear before the Captain. Chief Melton served for 20 years active duty with the various FMF and Naval units. He retired after 35 years service, spending 20 years as the Chief Med Tech, Office of the Attending Physician, Congress of the United States. He served in this position under the first three (3) Attending Physicians from 1963-1985. He was a well-known figure on Capitol Hill for many years.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Frances (nee Capehart), daughter Bonnie (Larry) of Portsmouth, son Michael of Boca Raton, FL, son Ron (Kate) of Thornburg, son Kevin (Stacey) of Luray, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
“There are not enough words to express my love and thanks for the help that was provided to me by my dear wife. She is my rock, and indeed the rock of our family. I could not have asked for a better partner.”
Above is a quote from our Dad on Saturday, February 1, 2014.