April 10, 1943 ~ October 26, 2022
Born in: Detroit, MI
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Asheville – Donald Blair Dalton, 79, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at CarePartners Solace Center.
Mr. Dalton was born April 10, 1943, in Detroit, MI, to the late Fred McDowell Dalton and Helen Mary Kuhns Dalton. He served our country in the US Air Force, and achieved a Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts. He formerly taught theatre and speech and he also traveled the country with the Rodgers Company producing many large scale events.
He also served as CEO of Chambers of Commerce in Pompano Beach, Winter Park, and Hollywood, FL.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen K. Cheng, daughters, Deidre Kiefer and Dana Dalton and granddaughters Elizabeth and Amanda Kiefer.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Tomlinson, wife of Jerry Tomlinson.
Funeral services will be led by Pastor Jonathan Michael at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The US Air Force Memorial Team will provide military honors. His family respectfully requests that masks be worn.
Private burial will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Academy Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 21 Academy Drive, Candler, NC 28715.