Obituary of Raymond Dalton
Raymond "Ray" J. Dalton ADRIAN – Raymond “Ray” J. Dalton, age 81, of Adrian, arrived in the arms of the Lord – followed by many hugs from Cindy, Monday, February 13, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 3, 1930, in Adrian, to Jerry and Myrtle (Powers) Dalton. Ray served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and was a volunteer firefighter for Madison Twp. Ray started out young at the Dalton Fruit Farm – then his truck driving career of over 40 years began, (Bales, Adrian LP Gas, Adrian Beverage, Ervin Ind., L& M Trucking, Michigan motor Freight and a few other independents). He also was employed at Tecumseh Products. Ray had a soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren who will miss him dearly and he also loved his dogs and everyone else’s too. His favorite hobbies were riding his 4 wheeler and it was a known fact that when he flipped his hat backwards, he’d been going too fast, he loved hunting, fishing and was also known for mowing ½ of Carleton Rd. Ray is survived by one son, Tom (Diane) Dalton of Addison; one daughter, Deanna (Steve) Bailey of Tecumseh; eight grandchildren, Buzz (Janessa) Baker, Brandon (Krystal) Baker, Jennica and Inessa Dalton, Jeremy Cox, K.C., Kyler and Breanne Tanner; six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth McFadden, Damian and Madison Anderson. Aurora, Tristan and Amelia Baker. He is also survived by his former wife, Mary Dalton. Ray was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harvey, Lewis and Thomas Dalton; and his precious and loving daughter, Cindy Baker. At Ray’s request casual attire would be preferred at his service, he loved flannel. Funeral services for Ray will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Reverend Gary Miller officiating. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lenawee County Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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