Wilbur Gene DaltonFebruary 26, 1936 ~ July 22, 2017 (age 81)
Wilbur Gene Dalton, age 81, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his residence. A native of Rutherford County, he was born February 26, 1936 and was the son of the late Theodore Dalton and Annie Mae Woods Dalton.
For over forty five years, Wilbur was owner/operator of M&M Market in Marion. He enjoyed listing to Elvis Presley music in his spare time but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grand and great-grandchildren. Wilbur was a U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, Wilbur was preceded in death by two sons, Mike Dalton and Melvin Dalton
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of sixty one years, Margie Hughes Dalton; a daughter, Kathy Dalton; a son, Kevin Dalton; two sisters, Judy Robbins (Earl), Gay Leslie; a brother, Randall Dalton (Carol); five grandchildren, Bradley Dalton, Brittany Wilson (Brandon), Tyler Laws (Lizzie), Diamon Dalton, Dru Dalton and four great-grandchildren, MaKaila Stallings, Nick Wilson, Taylor Wilson and Beretta Dalton.
A funeral to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00PM, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Rev. Steve Hawkins officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at McDowell Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 2:00PM to 3:00PM prior to the funeral hour.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Church, P.O. Box 1253, Marion, NC 28752.
Blue Ridge Church
P.O. Box 1253, Marion NC 28752