Galen Dalton, 81, died on January 13, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Illinois. He was a resident of Galatia, Illinois. Galen was born August 25. 1936, in Rosiclare, Illinois. Galen married Mary Alma (Hobbs) Dalton of Cave-In-Rock, on September 12, 1958. Galen served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964. He served in the Illinois public school system as a teacher, principal, and superintendent for 36 years. He preached the gospel of Christ from 1965-2013, often preaching for two congregations concurrently.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Dalton; two children, Mary Gale Adkisson of Thompsonville, IL and Stephanie Orozco of Aurora, IL; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Junior Dalton and Paul Dean Dalton; and his son, Robert Edward Dalton.
A visitation will be held at Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. Caleb Adkisson of Saint Petersburg, Fl. will officiate. Burial will follow in Cave Hill Cemetery in a private committal service following the funeral.