Melton Joseph Marceaux Sr., 70, of Orange, passed away on Feb. 20, at Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial with military honors will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. 
Melton was born in Kaplan, La., on Feb. 4, 1944. He was the son of Asa and Lucille (Fontenot) Marceaux. Melton retired from Echo Construction Company after working as a general foreman for 28 years. He also worked at Levingston Shipbuilding Company, and served as a Staff Sargent in the United States Marines from 1969 through 1971. Melton was a veteran of the Vietnam War and received the distinguished Purple Heart award. He was a very giving person, and loved to barbecue. Melton often enjoyed riding his lawn mower. He was a very proud father and adored his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Rita Beard.
Melton is survived by his wife Elaine Marceaux of Orange; daughter, Cynthia Myrick of Bridge City; daughter, Chantel Marceaux of Port Neches; son, Melton Marceaux Jr. and wife Bridgett of Little Cypress; daughter, Alicia Gramza and husband Matthew of Orange; grandchildren, Ashlyn Granger, Chason Granger, Randon Myrick, Trenton Myrick, Zachary Dearing, Zoey Gramza, Aiden Gramza; sisters Mary Umfred and Mildred Lewis, both of Orange; and sister, Annie Murphy of McLewis Community.