Dan Scales Sr.

August 6, 1949February 16, 2021

Danny was a swashbuckler that walked right out of my romance novels and into my heart. He was handsome, charming, a world traveler and adventurer and the best looking and smartest man I had ever known. Our daughter referred to him as a "Ken" doll when she saw his pictures as a young man. I was stunned that he would be interested in a conservative, plain Jane, although my cooking may have had something to do with it. He was a wonderful provider and a generous giver to family as well as strangers. He had a soft spot for animals allowing me to bring home any number of needy strays. He made friends easily and had something to say about just about everything. Danny was a proud and loving father of Daniel, Matthew and Mary and grandfather of Obi, Elijah and Gracey. It gave him great pride to talk about his Naval Officer son-in-law Mb and he loved his red headed daughter-in-law, Elizabeth and her girls, Merlin and Piper. Danny loved his country and proudly served in Vietnam earning two purple hearts while a teen-aged soldier. I will miss him so much but I am glad that the unspoken demons that tormented him have finally lost their hold and I am thankful that he is in the arms of a merciful God.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Mitch Leventhal

February 26, 2021

I met Dan in 1983, having just moved to Ohio from Louisville. Dan, also being in the trucking business, took me under his wing, and taught me how things were done, or not done, in Middletown. We spent many hours, riding motorcyles, hanging out, and me, a single guy, being fed by Grace's wonderful cooking. He never told you what you wanted to hear, only what he believed, and his honesty, while sometimes brutal ;-), was refreshing.

I'm glad his demons cannot reach him, and hope he is at rest. I will forever miss my friend, and never forget him.

John Mascaro

February 25, 2021

I met Daniel in Vietnam when he was 18 years old and I fell in love with his overwhelming self-confidence, acumen, bravery, and generosity. We maintained a wonderful friendship that spanned 52 years and I feel so very fortunate that I got to share a piece of his amazing life. God bless you, Dan. I miss you dearly, and if there is another side, I look forward to you greeting me there.

Leann Thacker

February 25, 2021

Grace and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have always loved each other deeply. I remember your trips to Mexico, your Morningstar rescue dog, and even tapping your maple trees in Kentucky. Your loss is devastating, but knowing God has taken away those demons will hopefully bring you great comfort. Love you Grace, may you be comforted.

Wayne T and Lee Hayes OK

February 22, 2021

Hayes OK...... Grace Ann, Daniel Jr. Matthew and Mary and the Scales and Dalton Family, to whom i’ve had a lifetime of love for. I grieve with you all and I can’t tell you all at this time how much my heart hurts for the families and certainly for Big Dan. I liked him and we had a certain respect for one another and a number of arenas we understood each other. I hurt to my very core.... God bless and protect to all ...🙏❤️🙏

Mary Beth Alvey

February 22, 2021

To Gracie Scales and Dalton Families,
We wish to send you our love, support and prayers during this difficult time. Thinking of each and every one of you.

Mary Beth Alvey and family
and Sandy Harris and family

Kate and Dennnis Hardy

February 20, 2021

To the Scales and Dalton families we send our deepest sympathy and our hope that Gracie and all of her family will have the strength and courage to endure this trial and to remain steadfast in your love and support for each other. One death touches everyone always. It is not the length of a person's life that is important but the depth of it. Gracie's memory of Dan that she shared here is a testimony to the depth of Dan's life and to their life together. Thank you for giving us a beautiful glimpse of that life.

sherry lynn stevens

February 19, 2021

I feel heartbroken. I wish I could have had a good long chat and an overdue hug before you moved on from this world. You were a good friend, someone I could trust and you extended support in a way not many would in a time of need. I will love you for that always.
My deepest sympathy to all who loved him. He really was one of a kind♡


February 19, 2021

Sending our deepest sympathies for the loss of dear, sweet Dan. Always loved the rugged exterior and the warm heart that he had. Prayers of comfort, for our precious cousin Grace Ann, and her beautiful children and grandchildren.

Arline Henninge

February 18, 2021

Dan and I met when he was driving a truck and hauling our product for distribution. We learned so much about making a business grow. We used to joke about our families, and our children, and kept in contact for several years after my husband and I moved away. I recently reach out to him, after my husband died, and we shared laughs and stories about our grown babies, who now had their own babies. He and Gracie were always parts of the good memories of those younger, forgotten years, my husband and I shared. Much love to the whole family, especially Grace, let your family and friends embrace you. He loved you deeply. Take care,