Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Complete Obituary
James Dalton Jr.
  James H. Dalton Jr., 78, Celina, died at 3:34 a.m. Jan. 23, 2014, at Golden Living Center-Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Middletown, to James H. and Jeanette Watson Dalton Sr. On April 28, 1956, he married Rosemary R. Arthur in Middletown, and she survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James H. Dalton III, Trenton, Jerry (Jeanette) Dalton, Valparaiso, Ind., and Timothy Dalton, Dayton; seven grandchildren, Shelby Dalton, Amanda Smith, Travis Dalton, Lee Anna Dalton, Jay Dalton, Julia Dalton and Will Hoefflicker; and two great-grandchildren, Ella Dalton and Quentin Rager.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jeanette Dalton Sr.; a brother, Howard Dalton; and a sister, Ruth King.
He was a 1954 graduate of Middletown High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served as a jet engine mechanic in the 42nd Field Maintenance Squadron. He retired from AK Steel Co., Middletown. His favorite pastimes included woodworking and planting a large garden at his home every year. An avid fisherman, he also manufactured and sold "Dalton Crappie Jigs" to thousands of fellow anglers over the years.
Private family services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Online condolences may be expressed at www. millerfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Today
80°
Thunderstorms Likely
70%
Tonight
66°
Thunderstorms Likely
69%
Tomorrow
79°
Chance Thunderstorms
33%
Tomorrow Night
61°
Chance Thunderstorms
33%
Thursday
82°
Partly Sunny
10%
Thursday Night
65°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Friday
84°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
Friday Night
68°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
29%
Saturday
79°
Chance Thunderstorms
50%
Saturday Night
57°
Chance Thunderstorms
50%
Sunday
72°
Chance Thunderstorms
50%
Sunday Night
56°
Chance Thunderstorms
40%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d