Gerald "Jerry" Melton, 77, of Brighton, passed away on Monday, September 1 at his home. Mr. Melton was owner and operator of Melton Tax Service since 1983. He was a loving husband, father, Grandpa, brother, friend to everyone, hard worker, and a long time member of the Covington Church of Christ. He also worked at Firestone, built log homes, had a lime business, was a general contractor, a farmer, store owner, and loved to work in his pecan orchard. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kelley Melton; four daughters, Karen (Beth) Morris, Amy (Jeff) Easley, Angie (Scott) Craig, and Amanda Addison; one sister, Mary Alice McDaniel; eight grandchildren, Lauren Torrence, Mady Kate Baugus, Michael Craig, Daniel Craig, Will Morris, Gracie Easley, Samuel Morris and Brody Addison and three great grandchildren, Seb Torrence, Cooper Dotson and Anna Kate Baugus. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Florence Melton and one brother, Vernon Ferrell Melton. Due to corona-virus, the family has chosen to have a private service. His friends and family love him and will miss him greatly.