SIKESTON - William C. "Billy" Melrose, 45, died at 10:48 p.m. Oct. 22, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Born Nov. 4, 1957, in St. Louis, son of the late Herbert and Bernice Johnson Melrose, he attended aircraft mechanic school in San Antonio, Texas, and was a heavy equipment operator. Before moving to Sikeston, he lived in the Houston, Texas, area for 22 years, where he was a member of the Woodforest Baptist Church.
On Feb. 14, 1980, in Austin, Texas, he married Carol Hall who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Christy Melrose and Allegra Melrose of Sikeston; one brother, Kenny Melrose of Greenwood, Ark.; two half brothers, Tommy Dolan Ray of Riverside, Calif., and Donald Ray, address unavailable; one sister, Lisa Kent of New Braunfels, Texas; two half sisters, Sue Young of Arkansas and Jane Ray of Greenwood; and two grandsons.
The body was cremated and no services are planned.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.