In Lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Sunnylane SBC Building fund "In memory of James Dalton" (4500 SE 31st St. Del City, OK 73115)
Viewing & Visitation: Wednesday May 10, 2017 from 4-8pm with family greeting friends from 6-8pm at Vondel Smith Mortuary South (6934 S. Western)
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM Thursday May 11, 2017 at Sunnylane Southern Baptist Church (4500 SE 31st. St. Del City, OK 73115) with a 4:00 PM graveside services following at the Bokchito Cemetery in Bokchito, OK.
Jim, 91, peacefully departed this life at 11:55pm at his home in Del City, OK. He was born July 29, 1925 in Bennington, OK to Wilma & Zach Dalton. As a young man, Jim learned the skills of a farmer and rancher, as well as a fisherman. On October 5, 1951 he married Dorothy Lee Harris in De Queen, AR, & shortly thereafter they began their family. Jim moved from Bryan Co. to Del City in 1960 to provide for his family as a Residential Construction Superintendent for Leonhardt Lumber & Leonhardt Homebuilders until his retirement after 39 years. Although his career was in the OKC area, Jim never lost his love for the farm. His roots as a farmer, rancher, & avid fisherman were still evident to this day. Jim was a member of Sunnylane Baptist Church since 1968.
Jim leaves behind cherished memories with his loving wife of nearly 66 years, Dorothy, Two sons: James Dalton & wife Carla (Durant, OK); Larry Dalton & & wife Brenda (Del City, OK); daughter: Roberta Dalton Riffe (Houston, TX); Seven Grandsons & Two Great-granddaughters, one great-grandson, as well as numerous nieces & nephews.