Donny Ray Melton, 24, of Lovington, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at University Medical Center, Lubbock. He was born Oct. 10, 1981, in Portales, to Danny and Monica Melton.
A resident of the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales for four years, he attended school in Lovington, graduating in 2000. He played on the Wildcat football team, was in the drama club, loved sports, music, movies, kids and his dog, “Blaze,” family members said. He was employed by Zia Park in Hobbs.
He is survived by his parents of Hobbs; a sister, April Melton of Hobbs; a nephew, Jonah Melton of Hobbs, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Pastor Tim Brown will officiate services. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home of Lovington.
Arrangements are by Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.