Stonefort- James Issac Dalton, age 78, of Stonefort, passed away at 11:55am on Friday, June 7, 2019 at his home in Stonefort, surrounded by his loving family.
James was born in Marion on August 17, 1940, the son of Oakley Lee and Mabel Marie (Cook) Dalton. He married Lela Evans in Marion on January 21, 1967. Together, they shared more than fifty-two years of marriage and wonderful memories.
James was a jack-of-all-trades and good at all he did. Prior to his retirement, he had worked as an auto mechanic. He was a work-a-holic. In his spare time, he loved spending time with family, piddling in his yard, watching for a visit from his albino deer, and simply enjoying life.
James was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Marion, where he served as a Deacon.
Survivors include his wife- Lela Genevieve Evans of Stonefort
Three daughters- Tammy Lynn LeMasters of Stonefort
Tabatha Mae and Darrell Davis of Marion
Tonia Marie Dalton and fiancé Bobby Winters of Harrisburg
Five grandchildren- Devin James and Taylor Kidd of Deland, Florida
Anthony Dalton Pennington and fiancé Lauren Price of Johnston City
Dustin Lee and Hayley Kidd of Pittsburg
Austin Hunter Pennington and fiancé Bridget Hancock of Herrin
Alexandria RaeLe Pennington and Cordero Turner of Harrisburg
Great Grandchildren- Finn, Gabriel, Nash, Zachary, Raven, and one on the way
Two sisters- Shirley McDonald of Carrier Mills
Brenda and Ron Sheppard of Vienna
Two beloved pug dogs- Gizmo and Harley
His favorite pet- his albino deer- Whitey
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers- Oakley, Donnie and Jackie Dalton, and two infant sisters- Ruby Pearl Dalton and Margaret Ann Dalton.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Burnett, Sr officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Creal Springs. A time of visitation will be held from 11-1pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.
For those prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.