Richard “Dick” Laurence Dalton ’61

Richard Laurence Dalton (Dick), 84 passed away after a brief stay at Trellis KBR Home. Dick was born in Winston-Salem, NC on November 1, 1938 to Virginia and Laurence Dalton.

He attended R.J. Reynolds High School and Davidson College, where he played soccer and was named to the All South list two years in a row. After college, Dick married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Snow, and entered the military. The couple moved to Germany where they started their family. After returning to NC, Dick moved into an IT career for Hanes Corporation where he worked until retirement.

Dick was passionate about golf and even got a hole in one (of which he was very proud). He was an avid outdoorsman, a trait he shared with his two sons. While at home, gardening was a favorite pastime. Dick would grow heirloom tomatoes from seed and share with friends and family. His lessons of wisdom, kindness, and patience will be remembered and cherished by all.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Dalton Stuart. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda of 62 years, his two sons, Kenneth (Sandra) & Bradley, three grandchildren, Windsor Dalton (Bennett Cooper), Jordan Embry (Cy Schroeder), and Riley Bolton (Ian), 2 great granddaughters, Chloe & Bridget Bolton, a brother, Dr. Robert Dalton (Katie), and many loving extended family members.

The family would like to thank Dr. Francis O’Brien of Wake Forest Baptist for his extraordinary kindness and guidance during this most difficult time.

A graveside service to celebrate Dick’s life will be held at Salem Moravian Graveyard, 459 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the church parlor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Cancer research at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, or to Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Condolences may be made online at