Harry Frederick Dalton Jr.

February 8, 1929March 29, 2021

Harry F. Dalton, Jr. February 8, 1929 – March 29, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021 was an awesome day in heaven. Harry was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, and reunited with Buck, his wife of 46 years.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Leesa D. McGregor and Julie D. Vest (Tim); one grandson, Joshua Craig Vest; all of Roanoke; brother Harold Dean Dalton (Anna) of Oklahoma; sister Jane Dalton Roberts (Dan) of Charlotte, sister-in-law Mollie Prillaman Dalton of Bassett, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife Nan (“Buck”), Harry was predeceased by his parents, Harry (“Fed”) Dalton and Lulie M. Dalton, brother John Ezra Dalton, and an infant daughter.

Harry lived a full, active Christian life, not just with his words but also with his actions.

A private graveside service will be held at Roselawn, with a memorial celebration of Harry’s life to be held at a time when it is safe for us to gather once again.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Starling Avenue Baptist, 932 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112.


  • Harry "Fed" Dalton, Father (deceased)
  • Lulie M. Dalton, Mother (deceased)
  • Nan "Buck" Dalton, Wife
  • John Ezra Dalton, Brother (deceased)
  • Leesa D. McGregor, Daughter
  • Julie D. Vest, Daughter
  • Tim Vest, Son-in-law
  • Joshua Craig Vest, Grandson
  • Harold Dean Dalton, Brother
  • Anna Dalton, Sister-in-law
  • Jane Dalton Roberts, Sister
  • Dan Roberts, Brother-in-law
  • Mollie Prillaman Dalton, Sister-in-law
  • Harry was also preceded in death by an infant daughter. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Starling Avenue Baptist Church


  • A celebration of Life Service at a later date., Private Graveside Service


Harry Frederick Dalton Jr.

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Carole Webb

April 6, 2021

Harry always had a smile, a warm handshake or a hug for all. He welcomed everyone to be part of his life. Will miss his smiling face when we return to church. May God bless and keep you all.

hugh poole

April 6, 2021

I knew Mr. Dalton though his daughter, Julie, whom I taught in fourth grade. I can remember how supportive he and his wife of the school and PTA. I saw him from time to time in recent years and he was always proud to tell me how his daughters were doing. Julie, I am sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man Hugh Poole

George Woiblett

April 4, 2021

My condolences on the passing of a good neighbor. While working from home during the past 12 months I walked through the neighborhood during my breaks. I regularly exchanged waves with a masked Harry as he drove past in his red truck. He will be missed by all of his neighbors.

George and Kathryn Woiblett

Jeannette Light

March 31, 2021

A great man who lived what he said. He was a great family man, a Christian man, a friend to all, a wonderful role model and was a great mentor in my life. He was always willing to help anyone that he could. He loved and cherished his family. He believed in following the rules and the rules applied equally to all. He was kind, humble and caring. My life was definitely impacted by having the privilege of working for him for many years. Being around him made me want to be the best employee and the best person I could be. He will definitely be missed but I know he is rejoicing to be reunited with his beloved Buck.

Linda Pulliam

March 31, 2021

Whenever I was a greeter on the second floor of Starling Avenue Baptist, Harry would always come by and chat. His broad smile always welcome. He touched so many. He will be missed by so many. A true blessing to have known him.

Sherry Bryant Hairston

March 31, 2021

So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Prayers for the family.

Billy Spencer

March 31, 2021

Harry was a role model for what a good man should be. To me he was a “living prayer”. I will miss him greatly. Billy Spencer