Gary Ray Dalton age 71 formally of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Salyersville, Kentucky, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee with his loving family at his side. Gary was born to Raymond and Marie (Shadowens) Dalton, December 2, 1946 in Marion, Illinois. On March 10, 1967 Gary married his true love, Joella (Culbertson) Dalton. Gary was a veteran of the US Navy and a 48-year member of Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 190 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gary was an avid outdoorsmen and golfer. He loved his family deeply and especially took great pride in his granddaughters.
Gary is survived by his wife Joella and daughters: Kimberly Jo Dalton Simpkins (Craig) of Scott Depot, West Virginia and Krista Elizabeth Dalton Schadt (Chris) of Knoxville, Tennessee. Granddaughters: Maya Elizabeth Dalton Schadt and Lela Ruth Simpkins. Niece: Stacie Carmichael of Stillwater, Oklahoma and nephews: Dane Dalton and Craig Francis of Marion, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Raymond Lee Dalton and Billy Joe Dalton and nieces: Shelley Dalton and Amy Dalton Stone.
Visitation - Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:00 P.M.
Memorial Service - Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 P.M.
Magoffin County Funeral Home
900 Parkway Drive, Salyersville, KY
Followed by Graveside Service at
Highland Memorial Cemetery
551 Kentucky RTE 2275
There will be military rites given by the Salyersville D.A.V. Chapter 15 the day of services.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to a memorial dinner following graveside service at 4 pm at the Ramada Inn, 624 James S Trimble Blvd. Paintsville, KY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation
624 James S Trimble Blvd