Funeral services for Tommy W. Dalton, Sr. will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 3834 Jonesboro Road, West Monroe. Bro. James Everage and Bro. Hughey Diffey will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes ~ West Monroe. Visitation will be held Monday, August 1, 2022 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the church.
Tommy was born in Monroe, Louisiana on January 4, 1929 and gained his eternal home in Heaven on July 30, 2022 after a brief illness. He was a loving husband of 68 years, father, grand-father, great-grand father, and great-great-grandfather, friend and church member. Tommy was a veteran of World War II (Italy) and the Korean War. He was very proud of his military service and one of his activities he was most proud of was helping lay the foundation for the only United Nations cemetery in Busan, South Korea. He was a journeyman carpenter and cabinet builder and a member of the local Carpenter’s Union. Most of all, everyone who knew Tommy knew of his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his love of his church family, his sharp wit, his love of fishing, and his love of living life to its fullest. He was the last surviving charter member of Evergreen Park Baptist Church. He was a charter and current member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Tommy is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Nora Jean Thurman Dalton, his son Tommy W. Dalton, Jr, his daughter Marianne Dalton, and great-great grandchild baby girl Lively.
He is survived by daughter Doris Dalton Lively (Eugene) of Arnaudville, Louisiana, grandchildren Jessica Dalton of Plaquemines, Louisiana; Jenna Dalton of Plaquemines, Louisiana; Sara Lively Arnold of Tioga, Louisiana; Tiffany Dalton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Thomas Williams (Lindsey) of West Monroe, Louisiana; Heather Williams Peet of West Monroe, Louisiana; and Tyler Smith (Rhonda) of Tusla, Oklahoma; 24 great-grand children, and 1 great-great grandchild.
His family wishes to thank his church family at Cornerstone Baptist Church for all the love and care they have shown for Tommy over the years. Special thanks to the Calhoun family, the Pate family, and the McGrew family for making him part of their family and showing him true Christian love. Thanks also go to his life-time friend Clara Faye Kelly and her family for their love for him and including him as part of their family.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund (about which he as passionate), 3834 Jonesboro Road, West Monroe, LA 71292 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
To send flowers to the family or place a tree in memory of Tommy W. Dalton Sr., please visit our Tribute Store.