Billy “Rex” Melton


(June 14, 1957 ~ July 5, 2021)

Billy “Rex” Melton, 64, of Dublin, died Monday, July 5, 2021, in Stephenville.

Rex was born on June 14, 1957, in Gilmer, Texas to Billy Don and Betty Fay (McDonough) Melton.  He graduated from Union Grove High School in 1975.  Rex was in construction most of his life that led to establishing his own construction operation, R & D Construction, where he was able to travel around the southern parts of the US putting up buildings for various clients. He eventually moved to Dublin, TX, where he has spent the last several years.

Rex enjoyed the simple things in life and had a very good sense of humor. “Celebrating” with friends was his favorite past-time and he knew no strangers. He had a passion for “tinkering”; loved to build and ride his Harley’s, and was happy to do things for others as much as he could. 

Survivors include his daughter, Jessica and her husband Larry Nestor of San Angelo; son, Caleb Joseph and his wife Bryanna Melton of Denver, Colorado; grandchild, Kirstyn Lani Nestor of San Angelo; step children; and several step grandchildren; mother, Betty Melton of Desdemona; sisters, Pam Fuller of Pritchett, TX, Cindy and her husband Acie Watkins of Pittsburg, TX, Jenny Keck and Doyle Rone of De Leon; Katrina Baldridge of Stephenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Melton; his father, Billy Don Melton; and a niece, Roni Baldridge

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