Funeral plans for Dr. Larry Melton

Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., and the faculty and staff of Livingstone College are deeply saddened by the death of alumnus Dr. Larry Douglas Melton.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26, at Greater Gethsemane AME Zion Church, located at 531 Campus St., Charlotte. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the service at noon. Burial and a repast will be held immediately afterward.

Flowers may be sent to Long and Son Mortuary Services, 2312 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte.

Dr. Melton was a member of the Class of 1972, having earned a degree in sociology. He served on the board for two periods: the first was from 2000-2009 and his second term began in 2017.

Dr. Melton’s football success at Livingstone led him to a stint with the NFL’s Washington Redskins in 1972. From there, he started LD Melton Financial Services in Charlotte and has provided employee benefits to Livingstone College for the past 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and three sons.

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