Johnny Wayne Dalton, 64, of Rutledge, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.
Johnny was saved when he was 9 years old at Mitchell Springs Baptist Church during Vacation Bible School. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Johnny worked at Corrugating Roll for several years, then in the late 1990’s he and his brother, Doug, raised Grainger County Tomatoes, which was called Dalton Brother Farms.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nervie Byrd Dalton; parents, Lewis Dalton, Linda Bull and step-dad, Torrance Bull; and brothers-in-law, Stanley Wilmoth and Rev. Avery Turley.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Sampson Dalton of Rutledge; children, Missy (Dewayne) Davis of Blaine, Anthony “Tony” Dalton of Mountain City, and Shawn (Cindy) Sampson of Corryton; grandchildren, Nicolas (Anita) Davis of Blaine, Natalie (Justin) Kirk of Rutledge, Kaden and Raylee Sampson of Corryton; sisters, Norma Wilmoth of New Market and Wanda Turley of Rutledge, brother, Doug (Mary Jane) Dalton of Rutledge, along with several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Funeral service to follow at 7:00pm with Rev. Thomas Holt officiating and special words from Rev. Eddie Seals.
Friends and family will meet at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home at 8:45am, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and proceed to Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a 10am graveside service.
Pallbearers: Nicolas Davis, Kaden Sampson, Justin Kirk, Kris Dalton, Donnie Kitts and Luke Stratton.
Honorary Pallbearers: Mickey Jones, Bill Hurd, and Kenny Dailey.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.
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