Fredrick Leon Dalton, 73, of Spaw Lick Road, Philippi, died Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2012, in Broaddus Hospital, following an unexpected illness.
He was born Aug. 20, 1939, at Thornton, a son of the late Bryden Henry.and Bessie Mae (Kennedy) Dalton.
On June 5, 1961, he married the former Patricia L. Dalton, who survives at their home.
Also surviving are two sons, Fred Jr. Dalton, at home and Frank Jr. Kennedy. who was the same as a son, of Philippi; four daughters, Cathy Robey and husband, Bob, of Cumberland, Md., Shirley Chisolm and companion, Donnie, of Elkins, Donna Collins and husband, Eugene, of Malvern, Ohio, and Abby Kennedy and husband, Hans, of Moatsville; three sisters, Yvonne Mayle, Tona Johnson and Mary Kennedy, all of Philippi; four brothers, Joseph "Jack" Dalton and Jerry Dalton, both of Philippi, Julius Dalton and Roger Dalton, both of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Chisolm, Jared and Carrie Collins; and great-grandsons, Gavin Peddicord and DeShaun Chisolm.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Laco Dalton and Delmas Dalton.
Mr. Dalton was retired from the maintenance department of Barbour County Board of Education.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St. in Philippi. Pastor Bryan Headley will officiate, and interment will follow in Woodsdale Memorial Gardens at Grafton. Friends called at the funeral home from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday, and may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 9 until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, Wednesday.
Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.