A native of New Orleans and a resident of Baton Rouge passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Southeast War Veterans Home in Reserve, La at the age of 81. He was a graduate of Tulane University, a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Federal Government. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 5pm to 9pm and on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9am till service time at 10am. Burial will be in Greenoaks Memorial Park. He is survived by one brother, Malcolm Melancon; sister, Maureen Melancon; nephews, Maurice, Marc and Kevin Melancon and wife Jeaninne; niece Michelle Sanchez and husband Robert; great nephews, Chase, Gavin and Matthew; great nieces, Monica, Laina, Zoey, Kristen, Anne and Addison. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Nobie Percle Melancon and sister in law, Edris Melancon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Generations Hospice, 32948 Hwy 16, Denham Springs, La 70706.