Billy R. Dalton Sr age 78, of Blountville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born and raised in Kingsport to the late William Matthew Dalton and Ida Pearl Childress Dalton. Billy was a Veteran, serving in the US Army during the Korean conflict. He retired from Holston Defense where he worked as a supervisor-operator. He was a member of State Line Baptist Church. Billy loved fishing, hunting, anything outdoors, especially his beagles, and he dearly loved his family.
Billy was preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger Fisher in 2007. Her husband spent the last week visiting Billy from Sanora, California. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Polly Dalton and two brothers, Otis Dalton in 2007 and Charles Dalton in 2009.
Together through marriage in 1969, Billy and Thelma blended families together and raised eight children.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Thelma Dalton, of the home; sons, Lowell Thomas Dalton II and wife, Kay, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Frank Robert Dalton and wife, Sharon, of Kingsport, Tennesee, Billy Ray Dalton Jr. of Bristol, Tennesse, and Donald Gene Dalton, of Newton, North Carolina; daughters, Connie Rasnick Morse, of Greenville, South Carolina, Patricia Dalton Shelton and husband, Eddie, of Dandridge, Tennessee, Freeda Rasnick Wilson and husband, Gary, of Surgoinsville, Tennessee; brother, Lowell Thomas Dalton, of Mountain Home, Tennessee; grandchildren, Katie Dalton, Jessica Dalton, Nathan Dalton, Santana Adams and husband, Greg, Marcus Dalton, Matthew Dalton, Aaron Dalton and wife, Sandy, Deanne Morton and husband, Shawn, Kristine Moon and husband, Thomas J. (TJ), Derek Shelton and Amanda Wedemeyer, Nicki Ball and husband, Wesley, Julie Thacker and husband, Daniel and Wesley Wilson; great grandchildren, Leland Dalton, Ashley Morse, Allison Morton, Presley Moon, Ansley Sarah Ball, and Austin Thacker; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
The family of Billy R. Dalton will receive friends on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Tri-Cities Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., with funeral services to follow in our chapel with Rev. Phil Whittemore officiating. Special Speaker will be Joe Kerns.
Military Committal services will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens at 2:00 P.M. with services being conducted by American Legion Hammond Post #3, Gate City Post #265.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, Tennessee. 37601.
Tri-Cities Funeral Home and Tri-Cities Memory Gardens are honored to serve the family of Billy R. Dalton.