Roy L. Dalton
Roy L. Dalton, age 89, of Joplin, MO, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at The Arbors following an illness.
Roy was born on April 30, 1930, in Anderson, MO, to John H. and Sarah E. (Hutchison) Dalton. He has lived in Joplin since 1955. He was a Civil Service employee of the Missouri National Guard and was a Command Administrative Specialist for the 203rd Engineer Battalion. He served in this capacity for 33 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the 203rd Engineer Battalion, Missouri National Guard, having enlisted on August 4, 1947, and served 43 years, retiring in 1990 as a Chief Warrant Officer W-4.
He married Betty P. Roark on May 17, 1952. she preceded him in death on November 12, 2014.
Roy was also preceded by his parents; a daughter, Julianne Dalton Sprouse; seven brothers, William "Junior" Dalton, James Dalton, Staff Sgt. Albert "Babe" Dalton, Abraham Dalton, Thomas Dalton, Robert "Bob" Dalton and Buck Dalton; and four sisters, Phyllis Trenary, Ruth Oxley, Mary Lou Dotson and Helen Savage.
Roy is survived by his son, William Dalton and wife, Cheryl, of Monkey Island, OK; five grandchildren, Jared Williams and wife, Johnna, Britni Williams, Macyn Sheahan and husband, Brian, Ryan Dalton and wife, Erin, William Chad Dalton; five great-grandchildren, Hayden Dalton, Dalton Williams, Alexis Williams, Bailey Clement and Casady Clement; and one great-great-granddaughter, Ella.
Services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will follow at Anderson (MO) Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on June 23, 2019


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Linda Howell
Jun 24, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time with your family when I was younger. I always thought highly of Roy and of Betty too. You are in my thoughts and prayers.