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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Wednesday November 6th, 2019

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James Issac Dalton

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.

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You were not only my daddy, but you were my HERO in every sense of the word. I cannot express in words how much I LOVE YOU and how much I MISS YOU. My heart aches like nothing I have ever felt before. I am praying for your strength and wisdom to come to mom, Tam, Tonia and I so we can get through our lives without you. For so many years you were our strength and our leader and now we are at a loss and struggling without you. I pray for comfort from the love and memories we have for you in our hearts and minds. I MISS YOU but I know in my heart you are no longer in pain and we will see each other again. I LOVE YOU DADDY!!!

Tabatha Davis Jun 18 2019 8:11 PM

So sorry for the families loss. Jim will be forever missed. Prayers for the family. May you rest in heaven

Danyle Wyatt Jun 11 2019 8:08 PM

This man was my second father, my parents named me after him. My early childhood was spent with the Dalton girls and Jim & Lela. I love all of them and my heart hurts as we say goodbye to him for now. Jim always made me smile, I was able to see him a short time before he died visiting back home for his grandsons wedding. He recognized me I believe, we captured a selfie together. I love you Dad, I know your at peace and rest and with the Heavenly Father. Until we hug you again.

Jamie Irene Jun 10 2019 10:15 PM

Prayers for the family.

Joyce Ealey Jun 10 2019 7:18 PM

Thoughts are with the family. My condolences.

David Kidd Jun 10 2019 11:51 AM

Tabby so sorry to hear about your dad y'all will be in my thoughts and prayers

Brenda Davis Nutter Jun 9 2019 11:28 PM