Charles Nathaniel Dalton

Published 11:10 pm Monday, December 14, 2015

Charles Nathaniel Dalton died on Dec. 9, 2015, at his residence in Mocksville following an extended illness.

He was born on March 14, 1930, in Iredell County, son of the late Nick and Lillie Carson Dalton. The family moved to Virginia, where he was educated in Danville City Schools. Years later they returned to Davie. He was a dependable, hard-working man, whose employment included Hanes Chair Factory, Drexel Heritage Furniture, Baker Furniture, and the Mocksville Feed Mill. Later he owned a waste disposal business, along with Dalton’s Furniture Repair and Refinish Shop. In 1949, he married Helen E. Mack. They were married for 65 years and had 7 children. Spending time with family was something he loved.  He also enjoyed NASCAR, traveling, music, flea markets, antique cars and furniture. He loved to tell jokes and share family history. He was a collector of glass and ceramic hens. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and in recent years he regularly attended Refuge Community Church. He was Past Worshipful Master of Corinthian Lodge 17 Prince Hall Mason.

He was preceded in death by: his wife Helen on June 5, 2014; and 3 sons, Michael, Steven, and Gilbert Dalton; a grandson, Jhockton Dalton; 6 brothers, Nat, Hillary, Matthew, Newman, Lonnie, and Odell; and a sister, Ruby Howell.

Survivors: 3 sons, David (Annetta) Dalton of Mocksville, James W. (Stephanie) Dalton of Miami, Fla., and Thomas (Gloria) Dalton of Mocksville; 2 daughters, Debra (Lemuel) Watkins of Durham, and Frances Carter of Mocksville; a sister, Lillian Doulin of Mocksville; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Edna Dalton of Advance; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 14 at noon at Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee. Pastor Rodney Barker officiated and Associate Pastor Thomas Dalton delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in Rose Cemetery in Mocksville. The family received friends at the church from 11:15-11:45 a.m., and Masonic Rites took place at 11:45.