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Billy Joe Melton Family Academic Scholarship

Billy Joe Melton was born Aug. 29, 1936, at the family residence on a farm west of Alva and passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the age of 75 years and 16 days.
Joe attended McKeever School, graduating from Dacoma High School, and attended Northwestern State College for two years. He proudly served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea.
On June 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jo Anne Murray at Greenvalley Free Methodist Church. They lived in Liberal, Kan., for five years, where he worked for Panhandle Eastern.
After working as a bookkeeper for the Denver-Rio Grande Railroad in Denver until 1965 he returned to Alva where he was employed by the Alva Farmers Cooperative as the new fertilizer plant manager and later the Hopeton elevator manager.
In June 1979, he and Jo Anne opened a Montgomery Ward Catalog Sales Agency, beginning his many years of appliance sales and service. In October 1983, while still operating the Montgomery Ward store, they opened J&J Appliance, where he still worked at the time of his death. He also farmed and ranched for a time.
Joe was a member of Alva First United Methodist Church and Alva Masonic Lodge No. 105. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking and could fix just about anything that was broken. As a devoted family man, he loved being with his children and grandchildren.
Eligibility Requirements:
o A student at AHS with at least a 3.0 GPA and minimum 25 ACT score
o Must attend an accredited college or university
o Must complete the application (including a one page essay and three letters of recommendation)

Purpose

The Billy Joe Melton Family Academic Scholarship provides an annual scholarship to graduating seniors of Alva High School


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