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Isaac Boone Melson


November 27, 2019

Feb. 4, 1938 - Nov. 19, 2019

Isaac Boone Melson, 81, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Nov. 19, 2019.

Boone was born on Feb. 4, 1938 in Holly Creek, Okla. and was a resident there most of his life.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Boone was a veteran of the United States Army, retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier, and was an avid lover of paint horses. He was known for his horse bloodlines and was a member of the American Paint Horse Association.

Boone would have been married to his wife, Adra, for 60 years on their upcoming wedding anniversary. They had two children together: Roger Melson and Cindy Brumley of Broken Bow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Boone Melson Sr. and Mary Marie Melson; and two brothers, David Carl Melson and John Gray Melson.

Boone is survived by his wife, Adra Melson; son and daughter-in-law Roger and Tammy Melson of Broken Bow; daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Harvey Brumley of Broken Bow; three granddaughters, Magan and Michael Willingham of Broken Bow, Sarah and Jake Hensley, and Christin and Mark Smith of Broken Bow; and four great-grandchildren, Marshall and Molly Willingham, Laney Tyner and Maci Smith.

Boone is also survived by two brothers, Bascom Melson of Vancouver, Wash. and Mitchell Melson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and one sister-in-law, Francis Parsons of Smithville; four nephews, Jack Allen Melson and wife Cassa of Sherman, David Carl Melson and wife Melanie of Texarkana, Jon Melson and wife Ashley of Yale, and Jeb Melson and wife Ryann of Stillwater, niece Mary Ann Rutowski and husband Greg of Vancouver, Wash., and many great-nieces and -nephews.

A visitation for family and friends was held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel.

A Celebration of Life service was held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Rock Hill Cemetery in the Oak Hill Community.


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