Dalton, Sr., Lawrence Edward

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Lawrence Edward (Eddie) Dalton Sr., 54, took his last ride to meet his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 27, 2016.He was preceded in death by his parents, Acie Hendrick Dalton and Rachel Lillian King Dalton Cowling Hardison Greenway; and the loving mother of his eldest son, Matthew, Rosa Mae Conner Donahue.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ann Corvin Dalton; daughter, Bonnie Dalton with grandsons, Noah and Nicholai Guthrie; sons, Matthew Dalton with granddaughter, Alexis Dalton; Lawrence Dalton Jr. with grandchildren, Desimus and Maddison Dalton; Michael Dalton; brother-in-law, Donnie Callahan; siblings, Jerry King Sr., Thomas Dalton, Lillian Hagy, and Charlene Semones.

Growing up in poverty, he struggled with education. Out on his own, becoming an adult with his mother’s loving support, he chose a change. He found employment with W.E. “Curly” Donald and George Coleman who taught him to be a respectable, excellent painter that later grew him into his own business, and with the help of Ray Craighead and Jeannine Hanson, it flourished.

Eddie was a quiet, strong, hardworking, honest, likeable, creative, good humored man living the American Dream. Next to his family, his favorite enjoyment was riding his custom Harley Deuce “Jeannine.”

Eddie made a good life for his family, always supporting them. Being with his wife 33 years and would say “She is a good woman, that’s why I married her.” He was a good husband, perfect example of a father and loved his children dearly. He gave everything of himself to them and continuing with raising the eldest grandson, Desimus. He loved and enjoyed all his grandchildren, and will be missed dearly.

Praising the support of Bonnie and Michael for being there almost daily through all his hardship, and special thanks to Betty Corvin, his mother-in-law, for caring for him day and night when needed.

A memorial get together will be announced at a later date.