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 United States Navy. He served for four years, two of which were spent on the USS Richard 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 Chanute post of the American Legion. The VFW was a big part of Larry’s life. He was a lifetime member of the Chanute VFW, was commander of the Third 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 married Clara Jean “Jeanne” Silvis. 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 graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oswego Cemetery. Military honors will be given by Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Parsons. The service can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks.
Memorials are suggested to Oswego High School in support of the female athletic programs and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.