Dennis Ray ‘Bo’ Melson

Bonham, Texas — Graveside services with military honors for Dennis Ray "Bo" Melson, 72, of Bonham, Texas will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Arledge Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Arthur Pinkston will officiate. Mr. Melson passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco.

Dennis Ray Melson was born in Ector, TX on December 30, 1944 to Clarence and Bernice (Burk) Melson. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of Travis Baptist Church in Midland, TX.

Dennis is survived by sisters, Wanda Melson Franklin of Midland, TX and Katie Bethel and husband Jimmy of Bonham, TX; brother, C. Joe Melson of Hendersonville, TN; brother-in-law, Paul Woolsey of Bonham, TX; nieces, Natalie T. Long and husband Justin of Bonham, TX; Letha Reynolds and husband Larry of Midland, TX; Janie Owens Caldwell and husband Jim of Midland, TX; Michelle Melson Byerly and husband Dwayne of Old Hickory, TN; Serena Melson Aaker of TN; and Melodie Melson Garner of TN; nephews, Blake A. Bethel of Dallas, TX and Michael Melson and wife Linda of Midland, TX; along with several great and great great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Gene Melson; sister, Patsy L. Melson Woolsey; and nephew, David Paul Woolsey.

No formal visitation will be held, however Mr. Melson will lie in state at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Bonham, TX during normal business hours for those that would like to come by and sign the registry.

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