Jessie Boyd Dalton Jr.
Jessie Boyd Dalton Jr. 91, of Richmond, passed away Monday evening, July 16, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. He was born September 13, 1926, in Richmond KY, to J. B. and Katie (Benton) Dalton, both of whom preceded him in death, and he was the husband of the late Betty Jo (Collins) Dalton.
Boyd was a retired lock-master at the Kentucky River for the Corps of Engineers and a member of Red House Baptist Church.
Boyd entered the U. S. Navy at the age of 17, and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He served on the USS San Francisco and in seven naval battles and received seven Battle Stars. Boyd loved to fish and to tell “tall tales and stories”.
Survivors include one daughter Sharon Meadors (Pete) of Richmond; one son, Gary Dalton(Susan) of Irvine; grandchildren, Brian Dalton, Sherri Eden, numerous extended grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Carlie Dalton and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Betty Jo, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Edna Oliver, Myrtle Tribble, Blanche Masters, and Margaret McClure; three brothers, Delmar “Ace”, Eugene “Slick”, and Arnold Dalton.
Funeral service for Boyd will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Ed Cortez officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Mike Harvey, B R Masters, Joe Masters, Jason McIntosh, Dwight Parks, and Al Tribble. Honorary bearers will be Kenneth Baker, Earl Gulley, Don Hale, Don Richardson, Bobby Robinson, and Dean Wells.