Carson Lee Dalton, 65, of 5082 Simpson Ave., Dublin, Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 19, 1949, in Carroll County, Va. He retired from GE in Salem, Va., where he was an engineer for 37 years. Carson was an active member of the Dublin Church of God and was an integral part of his Sunday School class.
He served as head usher, van driver, and as a co-director in the Children’s Church ministry for over 40 years.
Carson was a devoted husband, loving father, and doting grandfather. His Lord and his family were the center of his life. He was a hard worker and enjoyed building projects, working outside in his yard and garden, and doing repairs at his church. Carson was an excellent athlete and committed coach to his sons. There were very few things that Carson could not figure out or fix. Carson had a special twinkle in his eye and loved to be surrounded by laughter and fun. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed playing tricks and telling jokes. He also enjoyed vacationing in Florida each year with his family. He and Diane loved organizing the Dalton Family Reunion each summer at Claytor Lake. Time spent with his family and friends was very special to him.
Carson is preceded in death by his father, Wiley Dalton; his mother, Sabra Jackson Dalton, and his stepmother Ruth Dalton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Diane Dalton; his beloved sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Amanda Dalton of Roanoke, Va., and Darren and Jennifer Dalton of Dublin, Va. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eisley and Felix Dalton of Roanoke, Va., and Atleigh Dalton of Dublin, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Estelle and JC White of Mt. Airy, N.C.; Faye and Larry Brooks of Riner, Va.; his brothers and sister-in law Wayne and Carroll Brown of Huddleston, Va., and Chuck Dalton of West Bend, Wis. He will always be remembered by his special sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda and Joe Bishop of Dublin, Va. and Carol Smith of Pulaski, Va. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. The family would like to express special thanks to everyone for their love, support, visits, and prayers.
The family will receive friends at Dublin Church of God from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, with a Celebration of Life Service immediately following. Reverend Michael Collins will be officiating. Burial will be Friday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, Va. Flowers are appreciated; however, memorial contributions can be made to Dublin Church of God Children’s Church, P.O. Box 2087, 632 East Main Street, Dublin, Va. 24084. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.