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Anthony Melton

4/3/1954 - 10/23/2019

PEKIN ~ Anthony “Tony” Graham Melton, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at his home.

Born April 3, 1954 in Peoria to John and Grace (Stafford) Melton, he married Charlotte Ann Mitchell on March 29, 2008 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Tonya (Aaron) Gigous of Germantown Hills; one son, Anthony “Andy” (Amy) Melton of Peoria; one step-daughter, Shea Hansen of Marquette Heights; one step-son, Nicholas Hansen of Princeville; four grandchildren, Graham and Caleb Gigous Germantown Hills and Chloe and Carson Melton of Peoria; two sisters, Debbie Brown of East Peoria and Becky Vance of Bartonville and one brother, John Melton of East Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tony had worked as a machinist at Caterpillar, Inc. for 38 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 974.

He enjoyed target shooting, listening to music and loved his dogs.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no services or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protection Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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