Melba Weaver Sportsman (1925 - 2018)

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Melba Weaver Sportsman passed from this life September 4, 2018 at the age of 92.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 6 at First Baptist Church of Saginaw.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Tyler Memorial Cemetery, Tyler. Visitation to follow the service at the church.

Memorials: If desired, memorials may be sent to FBC Saginaw Missions Fund or Meals on Wheels.

Melba was born in Tyler, Texas and raised by loving parents. She loved the Lord, her family, and friends. All who knew her remember her sweet smile and gentle words. Most of her years were spent in Tyler, where she retired from Tyler ISD. She later moved to Fort Worth, then to Granbury to be with her family.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Saginaw, Texas.

Melba was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sportsman; son, Lane Hamilton; father and mother, Howard and Dixie Weaver; brothers, John, James, and Harrel Weaver; stepson, Kelly Sportsman, and stepdaughter, Kim Emmel.

Survivors: She is survived by her daughter, Kay Price (John); son Jeff Hamilton (Sue); brother, Dowl Weaver (Carmen); six grandchildren, Jeffrey Truly (Mindy), Scott Price, Tracy Adkerson (Tommy), Amanda Hamilton, Michael Hamilton and Kim Riggs (Charles); step grandchildren; Michelle, Starr, Jack, and Kelli, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
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Biggers Funeral Home - Fort Worth
6100 Azle Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(817) 237-3341
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 6, 2018
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