Tommie 'Jo' Melton Crain
By Cooper Sorrells Funeral Home Honey Grove
Jul 14, 2021
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Honey Grove, Texas -- Tommie "Jo" Melton Crain, 94, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, with her family by her side.

Jo Crain was born in Dial Community South of Honey Grove, Texas on November 23, 1926, to William Fredrick Melton and Bessie Ola Weaver Melton.  She was the youngest of 8 children.  Jo graduated from Windom High School, and she worked as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell for 38 1/2 years.

In her retirement years she was very active in her church and with family and friends.  Jo loved playing her favorite hymns on the piano, especially when she had an audience.  She was so talented; she was able to play by ear.

Going fishing and planting a garden was a priority with her family, we lost count of the number of onion bunches we planted through the years.  We sure did eat well when she cooked!   Cooking was something she really enjoyed especially with Erik. In the later years she would just read cookbooks, the annual Better Homes and Garden was one of her favorites.

Jo loved to travel whether it was to the neighboring state to the casino or as far away as Rome, Italy. She had an amazing spirit and an infectious personality, in her words she was a Christian, a lady, and "SOMETHING ELSE".  Jo loved to go on special trips to see her family and friends, even to the nursing homes just to put a smile on their faces, which only she could do.

Word seek books and her Bible could always be found next to her recliner.  At 6:30 in the evenings when Wheel of Fortune was broadcasting Jo would be watching and on occasion Rafe would challenge her on who could guess the puzzle first!

Jo Crain is survived by her loving son Phillip Bradley Crain and wife Mary Beth Crain, grandsons Erik Bradley Crain and Rafe Silas Crain.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Texas.

Condolences may be sent to Cooper Sorrells Funeral Home, 803 E. Main Street, Honey Grove, Texas 75446 or online at

Donations may be sent to Windom Snap Center PO Box 362 Windom, Texas 75492 Attention: Diane Sivley.