OBITUARY

Robert Wayne Dalton

October 11, 1940October 9, 2020
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Robert Wayne Dalton, loving husband and father was born in Plainview, TX October 11, 1940 and passed away at home in Deer Park, TX on October 9, 2020 two days short of his 80th birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents E.N. and Edith Dalton and by his brother Glen Dalton and wife Barbara.

Robert, affectionately known as Bob, attended Plainview High School class of 1959 and received a football scholarship to North Texas High University. In 1960, he joined the U. S. Army and married his high school sweetheart Gay Dean Burfield. Bob and Gay were married for 60 years. God blessed them with two sons, Ted and Kyle Dalton.

Bob was a member of South Avenue Baptist church for 55 years where he faithfully served as usher and inreach. He enjoyed all sports and coached his sons and refereed basketball and football games for many years. He loved playing golf with his sons and friends. His greatest passion was watching his grandchildren play sports or supporting them in all activities they participated in. If they lived in town he never missed an event and traveled as often as he could to see his grandson’s in Alabama.

Bob is survived by his wife Gay Dean Dalton, his two sons and their spouses Ted and Karen Dalton and Kyle and Tara Dalton; grandchildren Jaimeson and Daniel Kelley, Tate and Nick Lipscomb, Kyle and Callie Harp and 3 great grandchildren James, Nash, and Nellie Harp; grandsons Sam, Conner, Will, and Gray Dalton; niece Michele Mappe, her husband Bryan and their children Tyler, Trevor, and Trey Mappe; special friends and neighbors of 52 years, Ronnie and Barbara Shock.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at South Avenue Baptist Church, 605 Preston Pasadena, TX. Visitation with the family will begin at 10, with the service following at 11.

In lieu of flowers the family would ask donations be made in Bob’s name to the South Avenue Baptist Food Pantry. There will be no graveside service.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Judy Connors

October 15, 2020

My love and respect for Bob Dalton grew over the last 30+ years by observing his zest for life. He gave 100% in everything he did. I watched him drop his granddaughters off at school and often return later in the day to bring gym shoes, with the joy that only can be done by a loving grandfather. He loved sports and I enjoyed many conversations with him about certain players, coaches, his predictions for what teams would make it to the playoffs, etc. He told me he loved working high school football games. He made lasting friendships with the team of men he traveled with to referee Friday night games. When he left Friday night lights behind he put all his energy and enthusiasm into his golf game. He gave his all throughout his life. There is the saying that says, “don’t listen to what they say watch what they do.” Bob was a doer and gave his all to his family, to his friends and to his community. Bob RIP, you will be greatly missed.

Mike and Connie Carden

October 15, 2020

Bob may be gone from us physically but he will be in our hearts forever. We have wonderful pictures of our great adventures together to remind us of this terrific man. His laugh, his passions, his love for his family and friends were always on display.

Whenever we play a Phil Coulter song we will always think of our dear friend and the joyous times we had together.

His was a life well lived with a wonderful family, and many friends who loved him dearly. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.

charles boudreaux

October 14, 2020

Have great memories of Bob calling me to talk football. We would talk about high school and college games and shared a lot of laughs. Taught and coached both sons and Bob was a very supportive dad. He was a great man . Rest in peace my friend.

Shirley Nash

October 14, 2020

Mrs. Dalton, I am praying for the peace of Christ to surround you as you grieve your loss.
In His Love,
Shirley Nash

Carita Stolarzyk

October 14, 2020

All our thoughts and prayers to everyone. I remember a time when we all went to visit Great Grandma Dalton and we were finally with our cousins, Teddy and Kyle. As a Mother, I saw the Big, gentle man lean over to my young son and try to address his bewilderment that he looked alot like Grampa, at my father's funeral. Even though we have always been far apart in distance , we always spoke about Uncle Robert. May he rest in peace.

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