Dalton E. Scalf, 78, of Abilene, passed away March 19, 2008 at a local hospital.
Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Sanders of St. James United Methodist Church and Abilene Fire Department Chaplain, Chris Hale officiating; burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park, Garden of Ten Commandments, with military honors.
Dalton was born on December 19, 1929 in Bullard, TX to Garvie and Euta Scalf. He married Shirley Evans of Rush Lake, Wisconsin on March 1st 1953 in Greenville, South Carolina. Dalton and Shirley have been members of the St. James United Methodist Church since 1971.
Dalton joined the United States Army Air Corp in 1948, and was very proud to have served his country. He was stationed all over the world serving in the Occupation Forces. After 25 years he retired in 1973 and worked for Lone Star Gas for 13 years. He worked a few years in real estate but decided he needed to really retire in 1986 to spend time with his wonderful grand children and great-grandchildren. He was a Little League coach, and an avid Cooper Cougar football and baseball fan.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Scalf of Abilene; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robin and Kathy Scalf of San Angelo, Brian and Kimberly Scalf of Abilene and Randy and Tina Scalf of Abilene, three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Doug Keys of Mertzon, Janice and Scott Pledger of North Richland Hills and Sandy Baldock of Amarillo; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy and Frances Scalf and Lloyd and Heidi Scalf all of Oklahoma City; 18 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his twin sister Dorothy Becktol.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 3100 Barrow, Abilene, TX 79605.
Thou I have not met you I have met your daughter Janice. I know you had to have been a wonderful man for you have raised a wonderful daughter, she has been a blessing in my life as we know you are a blessing in everyones life you have touch. May GOD keep your family in peace and I hope to meet you in the promise land.
Priscilla JohnsonRichardsonFort Worth, TX
Dear Aunt Shirley and all my cousins
I am so sorry for your loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I hope that you received our card to let you know that we continue to hold you in our prayers.
Im sorry that growing up we were both so far away from each other as it really would have been great to have seen you all more often. In my 20 year career I finally get the opportunity to give a talk at a convention to be held in Austin, TX in June and still hope that it works out for me to maybe get to visit you all.
Love, Cindi, Tim, Megan 14 and Emma 10
Cindi Lach KariyaPoquoson, VA
Shirley, Sorry for your lose. If I can do anything to help out please let me know. God be with you and comfort you.
Nell HopperAbilene, TX
Dear Mrs. Scalf and Brian Scalf,
I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Over the years, as I have traveled down Woodard to visit my parents, I often think back to my days of high school and when Brian and I hung out togather. And I remember Mr. Scalf being such a family man and how proud he was of all his children. I know he will be missed.
Brian, if you get a chance, email me sometime and we will catch up on the past thirty years.
Stephen SmithHouston, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Beverly HutchinsBrady, TX