Memorial services for Kent Dalton will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Marble Falls.

Mr. Dalton died Feb. 11, 2014. He was born March 19, 1939, to Mary and Hap Dalton in Amarillo. He grew up in Amarillo boxing Golden Gloves and playing baseball.

He went to Texas Tech University, earning a tryout with the Kansas City Royals, which he declined, to join the Navy and box, while learning to become a pilot.

Mr. Dalton left the Navy to fly in the commercial aviation business and eventually settled in Perryton, flying private aircraft for Wheatheart Feedlot.

He eventually left the flying business, and moved to Killeen and started selling insurance and real estate. He became a real estate broker and opened up Kent Dalton Real Estate in Killeen before moving his business to Houston, and then to his final home in Marble Falls.

Mr. Dalton was active with the Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lions Club, president of the Marble Falls Realtors Association and a councilman for the city of Meadowlakes.

The family would like to thank Granite Mesa Nursing Homes and Girling Hospice, and their staffs for the wonderful care they provided Kent during the past year.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Gayle Annette Dalton; their two children, Trent Dalton and Brent Dalton; two sisters, Pam Mahoney and Diane Regan; two grandchildren, Chase and Cene Dalton; six nephews, Michelle, Melissa, Tommy, Angie, Clay and Molly; father-in-law, Rayford Purnell; and sister-in-law, Gerry Findley.

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