William Philip Dalton, 77, of Oxford, NC died peacefully December 20, 2015 at Duke University Medical Center after a sudden onset illness. A native of Rocky Mount, NC, Phil is survived by his wife of 15 years Marie Lowry Dalton, his daughters Julie (Todd) Dalton Loos of St. Louis and Jane (Wesley) Dalton Currin of Raleigh. Grandchildren, Will and Dalton Loos, Matt and Jacob Currin. And his step children Sharon (Carl) Richardson and Warren (Penny) Cole and grandchildren Jamie and Jennifer Richardson and James and Katie Cole. Phil was preceded in death by his parents William Francis Dalton and Henrietta “Tom” Deans Dalton, and first wife of 35 years, Ann Reade Dalton.
Phil moved to Durham from Rocky Mount in 1950 where he graduated from Durham High School in 1956. He had a long and successful career in the tobacco business starting out in Durham at W. L. Robinson Tobacco Company as a buyer. He then went to work at J.P. Taylor in Henderson and moved his family to Oxford where he has lived since 1977. In 1998 he retired as a Senior Vice President of Universal Leaf Tobacco Company of Richmond, Virginia.
Phil was a member of Henderson Country Club where he loved to play golf. He enjoyed feeding his birds, grilling on his Big Green Egg, spoiling his pets, and took great pride in his yard. He was a man with a generous heart and a dry wit.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff members at Duke University Medical Center for their excellent and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Phil’s honor to the Tribute Fund of Friends of Duke Medicine in support of Pulmonary Research.
There will be a memorial service led by Pastor Randy Mann at the Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Chapel located at 503 College St, Oxford, NC 27565 on Tuesday, December 22 at 1pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Gifts in memorial of Phil Dalton can be sent to the address below or made online at the url listed. All gifts should mention his name (William Philip Dalton or Phil Dalton) and note “in memory of Phil Dalton” and if possible also mention “to support Dr. Kussin”
Duke Medicine Development
c/o Kristina Bowman
710 W. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Online Gifts are a bit tricky because all of the additional info needs to be provided, or at least some.
The url is https://www.gifts.duke.edu/daa Contributors will need to select “unlisted designation” and put “to support Dr. Kussin”
Then they will need to add in the comments section “in memory of Phil Dalton to support Dr. Kussin”