Ray Dalton, 84, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.
He was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Washburn, the son of Emin G. and Mattie P. (Beeler) Dalton. On Dec. 24, 1945, he was united in marriage to Selma Fischer, who survives.
Additional survivors include: three sons, Steve Dalton of Stockton, Calif., Stan Dalton of Monett, and Dennis Dalton, of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Carol Schnitzler, of Cassville; one brother, John Dalton, of Congress, Ariz.; three sisters, Lucille "Bill" Wierman and her husband, Carl, and Ruth Bickford, all of Willits, Calif., and Roberta Waldrip of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
He received his education in Washburn. He worked in the CC Camps before entering the United States Navy during World War II. After the war he returned to Nebraska where he had met Selma and married her. He raised his' family while working in Oklahoma, Neb., and California as a welder. In 1991 he retired and moved to Missouri to make his home.
A memorial service was Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Don Beeson conducted the service.
FOHN FUNERAL HOME