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1st Sgt. Rodric Vance Dalton

1st Sgt. Rodric Vance Dalton

1st Sgt. Rodric Vance Dalton was called home to meet our Lord Tuesday, July 08, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his father Dennis Dalton Sr.

He graduated from Edneyville High School in 1975, attended Mars Hill College and received his bachelor degree from Excelsior College. Rod joined the Army in 1983 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received the Bronze Star for bravery in combat among other accolades. Rod retired after 22 years of service in 2004. He was a ROTC instructor at Radford University and VA Tech from 2007. He retired in June 2014.

He was a member of Mountain Home Baptist Church.

Rod was dedicated to his family and country and was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather and brother.

Rod leaves behind his wife Gail Hudspeth Dalton of 32 years, their children, Adam Dalton, Travis Dalton, and daughter Aaron Dalton Graves and husband Clark, and grandson Dennis Franklin Graves, his mother Joyce Kidd Dalton, two sisters, Lois Dalton Fulcher and husband Daniel and Pamela Dalton Reese and husband Tim and his big brother Dennis Dalton Jr. [ Eddie ] and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Mountain Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Craig Garren officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Henderson County Honor Guard and Fort Bragg.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Jackson Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers in memory of Rod donations may be made to;Wounded Warrior Project, 
PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or to Mission Hospital, Heart Center or Neruosciences Unit; 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801 or Mountain Home Baptist Church; P.O. Box 288 Edneyville, NC 28727.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.