Billy Everette ‘Goat’ Melton

Published 10:26 am Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Billy Everette “Goat” Melton, 73, of Mocksville, died on Aug. 16, 2020 at Novant Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born Aug. 1, 1947 in Mecklenberg County to the late Everette Mathew Melton and Helen Garnel (Baker) Melton. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Melton, and his grandparents, Will and Minnie Melton, who raised him.

He attended Davie County schools and served in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver and retired in 2010 after 10 years of working with Auto Truck Transport. He was a member of the Cornatizer Methodist Church and loved car shows.

Survivors: his wife, Maretha Ann Melton of Mocksville; a son, Kip McBride (Sherry) of Boone; a daughter, DeAnn Thompson (Kyle) of Lexington; a brother, Buddy Melton (Sharon) of Spartenburg, S.C.; a sister, Shirley Harris of Salisbury; 7 grandchildren, Brooke Doe, Brandi Thompson, Zach Thompson, Samantha Wagner, Tabitha Knight, Hollie Kiehn, Mitchell Roberts; and many great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug.  21 at the Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Robert Garrett will be officiating.

Memorials: Fork Baptist Cemetery Fund.