Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Doyle Leroy Dalton, 81, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Benchmark Healthcare of Monett.

He was born Jan. 14, 1932, in Washburn, the son of Paul G. and Amy Katherine (Richard) Dalton, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were: one son, Brady Dalton-Hayes; four brothers, Clifford, Richard, Lewis and Kenneth Dalton; and two sisters, Pauline and Lilly.

Survivors include: three daughters, Tammy Hodges, of Washburn; Blenda Arnold, of Washburn, and Jacqueline Avelar and her husband, Eddie, of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Arlous Dalton and his wife, Sue, of Arkansas, and Ed Dalton and his wife, Irene, of Washburn; two sisters, Freda Mae Talbert, of Pea Ridge, Ark., and June Vanwinkle, of Illinois; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He grew up in Washburn where he received his education. During the Korean War, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from Aug. 1, 1952, until June 10, 1954, being discharged as a sergeant. After the Army, he lived in Kansas where he was an aeronautical engineer mechanic for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan. He later worked in construction and resided in Washburn most of his adult life. He was a member of New Site Baptist Church at Monett.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor John Henry conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at Roller Cemetery, Washburn.

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