Longtime Extension Agent Tony Melton Passes

After a hard-fought battle with illness, beloved, former Clemson Extension agent, Tony Melton, passed away Saturday (4/2/22). Though saddened by this great loss, those of us that had the privilege of working with “Uncle Tony” will always be comforted by stories and memories of his servant’s heart, infectious laugh, and hollow leg (“I eat one time a day, all day!”).

Tony Melton on the set of “Making It Grow.” Tony was a local celebrity for his frequent appearances on MIG and was recognized by fans all over SC, even in restaurants in the middle of nowhere.

Tony’s legacy at Clemson University is the countless number of younger agents that over his 40-year career have been inspired by his positivity, humility, hard work, dedication to the community, and love for farming. Few have lived a life more worthy of celebration than Tony.

Tony’s obituary and funeral arrangements may be found here.

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