OSWEGO — Larry D. Dalton, 82, of Oswego passed away at 10:28 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1938, to Lloyd and Doris (Cox) Dalton in Chanute. He grew up and attended school in Chanute, graduating from Chanute High School in 1956.
Following high school, Larry joined the U.S. Navy. He served for four years, two of which were spent on the USS Richard B. Anderson destroyer. After leaving the service, Larry returned to Chanute and worked for H.K. Porter Co. and Kansas Bearing Supply, both in Coffeyville. He then worked for Consolidated Oil in Chanute. In 1987, he moved to Oswego and owned and operated the John Deere dealership in Miami, Oklahoma.
In earlier years, Larry was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the American Legion Chanute Post. The Veterans of Foreign Wars was a big part of Larry’s life. He was a lifetime member of the Chanute VFW, was commander of the 3rd District in Kansas and served on the VFW state convention committee for 15 years. Larry was also involved in his local community, serving on the Oswego Housing Committee for 18 years. A favorite community activity of Larry’s was supporting local youth ball teams. He didn’t have a favorite player or sport, but loved watching all youth have fun, learn and compete. His greatest joy in life came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing.
He married Sharon Gibson. She preceded him in death in December 1986. On April 3, 1987, Larry and Clara Jean “Jeanne” Silvis were united in marriage. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Todd Dalton of Chanute and Michael Dalton of Oswego; three daughters, Angela Noland of Miami, Oklahoma, Melissa Madison of Joplin and Tina Dalton of Pittsburg; two stepsons, Kenneth Bittner of Oswego and Keith Storm of Carl Junction, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Debora Nading and Theresa Farris, both of Oswego; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Adrian Dalton of Dodge City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Tracy Dalton; two grandchildren; and a brother, Max Dalton.
A memorial service will take place on the couple’s 34th wedding anniversary, April 3. The time and location will be announced by Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home of Parsons.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.