Edward Eugene "Ed" Dalton, 82, of 2060 Oak Grove Road, Keeling, Va., went home to be with Lord on Saturday, June 1, 2019, after being in declining health for the past several years. Ed was born in Pittsylvania County on December 26, 1936, a son to the late Mathew Bernard Dalton and Lucille Ferguson Dalton. He had lived his entire life in the Keeling community where he had retired from tobacco farming. Ed was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he faithfully supported his church, the Keeling Fire Department and the Keeling community. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as an airplane mechanic. Ed liked to be called the "Mayor of Keeling". Ed is survived by his loving wife, Prindle Clay Dalton of the residence; two daughters, Sandra W. Meyer (Billy) of Dry Fork, Va., Bonnie D. Roberts (Jack) of Danville, Va.; one son, Randy Eugene Dalton (Michelle) of Keeling, Va.; two stepdaughters, Shelby Davis (Michael) of Phenix, Va., Sherry Trent of Keeling, Va.; one stepson, David Trent of Phenix, Va.; seven grandchildren, 15 great- grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by one son, Matthew Kay Dalton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Roger Daniel Dalton and Margaret G. Dalton. Funeral services for Ed will be conducted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., from the Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel by the Reverend Michael Myers and the Reverend Rodney Dalton. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be conducted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Dalton Family Cemetery at Keeling, Va., with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. The family will be at the residence, 2060 Oak Grove Road, Keeling, VA 24566. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Keeling Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 12, Keeling, VA 24566 or to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Keeling, Va. Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is respectfully serving the Dalton family. Online condolences can be made at www.wrenn-yeatts.com.

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