6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424
5917 66th Street Lubbock TX 79424
The family of Don Meloy will celebrate his life of 71 years at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Christian Life Assembly of God Church. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, September 24, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. We invite you to sign his virtual guestbook on this page, download his memorial keepsake to your device for printing, and view his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.
On April 30, 1950, Donald Ray Meloy was born to Eugene Donald and Betty Louise (Durham) Meloy in Casper, WY. His family moved to Amarillo Texas in 1951. They attended the First Assembly of God in Amarillo where he first met the love of his life in toddler Sunday school class. He attended Will Rogers Elementary and Travis Junior High Schools while earning spare change by repairing the neighborhood roller skates. In high school, he was the president of the auto mechanic club, which sparked his interest in the automotive industry. He and Sherry Duck started dating in high school, and he graduated from Palo Duro in 1968. His first job was at Garner Motors in Amarillo which launched a lifelong career in the automotive industry. Don and Sherry married in the summer of 1970 and moved to San Jon, NM where he worked at Tucumcari Motor Company. They later moved to Ralls, TX where he taught shop class. In 1978 they moved to Lubbock, TX where they built a house, established roots, and raised their three children: Dalawna, Skyler, and Cayton. The rest of his career was spent working at Pollard Friendly Ford, Pioneer Lincoln Mercury, and McGavock Nissan. Above all, his number one priority was always his relationship with God and living a life that demonstrated Christ’s love. Throughout his life, he selflessly gave of his time and service to the church, most recently at Christian Life Assembly of God. He was an avid hunter, camper, fisherman, and all-around outdoorsman. As busy as he was he always had time to share a cup of coffee with a friend. The love and support of the athletic endeavors of his children and grandchildren were a key focus all of his life. From start to finish, he lived an amazing life with a heart and love that few possess but most aspire. He will be missed, and we will surely see him again.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Meloy; their children, Dalawna (James) Duncan, Skyler Meloy (John Ellis), Cayton (Brittany) Meloy; grandchildren, Madison Meloy, Ryleigh Meloy, Laykin Meloy, Mayson Meloy, Graham Duncan, Spenser Duncan, Nixon Baggs, River Baggs; brother, Dwayne (Jeanie) Meloy; and sister, Juanita Warner.
Don was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Meloy; and mother, Betty Meloy.