HMC Billy Duane Melton USN (ret)

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.

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6 Condolences to HMC Billy Duane Melton USN (ret)

  1. Amy Leigh Corbett says:

    I love you granddaddy. You will be greatly missed! RIP!

  2. Mrs. Little says:

    May the family of Chief Melton find comfort and hope in God’s promise at Act 24:15 ” And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”

  3. Donna Melton Eastin says:

    Love and prayers to our entire family many miles may separate us in this difficult time but please know Uncle Bill was truly loved and will be missed. We love all of you!!!!!!

  4. Charles Gardner III says:

    You will be missed by all of your friends on 5w at RMH, I will especially miss listening to your stories about times past, all the places that you have been, and all of your adventures.

    • Anonymous says:

      My dad talked about you in his final days! He said that you got the culture done that needed to be done! I thank you so much for making it easier for him, this was his wish….He had great stories, didn’t he? Thank you again!