Melvin Ray Knighton was born on January 19, 1979 in Oklahoma City, OK. His parents were Charles and Alberta Knighton of Altus, OK. Melvin attended Altus Public Schools until 9th grade, after which he moved to Amarillo, Texas to attend High School at Boys Ranch High School, Boys Ranch, Texas. He played on the starting basketball team during all three years of High School. He graduated in 1997. He then attended West Texas A&M in Canyon, TX.
Melvin worked for the State of Texas with the Forestry Department. He was also a retail clerk for Blockbuster in Amarillo, TX.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alberta Knighton.
He is survived by Sarah Forrest and their three children, Kendra, Kayla and Brandon Charles of the home; three sisters, Angel Ford of Spencer, OK, Theresa Calvin of Dallas, TX and Tameisha Bruner; three brothers, Troy Combs of Oklahoma City, OK, Dewayne Bruner also of Oklahoma City and Anthony Bruner of Germany. Also surviving are his Aunt Ollie Hart and Rosalyn Hall of Altus.
St. Johns Baptist Church
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