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Sharon Kay Melton

December 2, 1949 — December 27, 2020

Sharon Kay Melton, 71, a resident of Calhoun, TN since 1978, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at a local hospital. She was born and raised in Rhea County. She was a loving grandmother, an avid tennis player, and had a love for all people and a passion for at-risk children. She retired from her more than 30 year career as an educator, teaching various subjects at several Bradley County Schools with the most recent being the Counselor at Charleston Elementary. She also taught courses in the past as an adjunct professor at Lee University, Cleveland State Community College, and the University of TN-Chattanooga. She held a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education, both from Tennessee Technological University, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of TN-Knoxville. She was married for over 49 years to the love of her life, Danny Thomas Melton. Sharon was a member of Calhoun First Baptist Church where she faithfully served for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Quentin and Elizabeth Watson; son, Adam Melton; and brother, Eddie Watson.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Danny; son, Nathan Melton and wife, Mandi of Calhoun, TN; grandchildren, Waylon Melton, Zachary Melton, Seth Melton, and Joshua Melton; brothers, Wendell Watson and wife, Judy of Spring City, TN, Tipton “Tip” Watson and wife, Tammy of Spring City, TN; sister-in-law, Audrey Watson of Spring City, TN; brother-in-law Reed Melton and sister-in-law Barbara “Bobbie” Melton; and several special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the chapel of Calhoun First Baptist Church, 107 Church St., Calhoun, TN, with Rev. Toby Brogden and Rev. Chris Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at Chestuee Cemetery, 1414 Athens Rd., Calhoun, TN, with Rev. Kevin Cheatham officiating. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends at Calhoun First Baptist Church from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Reggie Walker, Ben Fowler, Larry Fowler, Cody Watson, Charles Murphy, and Andy Cardin will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her honor to Gideons International (gideons.org).

Due to the National Pandemic, the service will be live streamed on Ralph Buckner Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Melton family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Calhoun First Baptist Church

107 Church Street, Calhoun, TN 37309

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Calhoun First Baptist Church

107 Church Street, Calhoun, TN 37309

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