Roy Lee Melcher, a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard, passed away Saturday December 10, 2022 in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The son of the late Charles and Olive Silva Melcher, he was also predeceased by son, Richard Melcher of Wareham, MA. Roy was born on 30 June 1936 in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Roy grew up in San Pedro, California where he attended San Pedro High School and lettered as part of the Swimming Team. At the age of 18, Roy enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 as part of his 28 years of faithful service. As part of this service, Roy served on the USCGC Winona during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Coast Guard, Roy continued to serve as a North Carolina Port Police Officer in Wilmington, NC.
Roy is survived by the mother of his children, Loretta Melcher of Pocasset, MA, and his 10 children: Daniel Melcher, Barnstable, MA; Tammy Lashley; Buzzards Bay, MA; Tanya Franklin, San Angelo, TX; John and Naneth Melcher, Mary Esther, FL; Kenneth Melcher, Monument Beach, MA; Michael Melcher, Salem, MA; Gerald Melcher, Roxbury, MA; Nicholas Melcher, Pocasset, MA; Donald Melcher, Watertown, MA; and Ronald Melcher, Pocasset, MA. Roy is also survived by his 15 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren.
A service honoring the life of Roy will be held at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts at a later date.
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