Obituary: John “Russ” Daulton

September 26, 1928 – February 4, 2021

John “Russ” Daulton, age 92, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021, in Bedford.

Born in Jackson County, he was the son of John and Mary (Smith) Daulton. He married May Maxine Collier on June 27, 1949, and she preceded him in death on May 21, 2015.

Russ was a welder and a tinkerer. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. Russ loved hunting, gardening, cookies, and working on electronics. He also enjoyed spending time on his property in Jackson County.

Surviving to cherish Russ’ memory are his son-in-law, Robert Hawkins; grandchild, Crystal Dawn (Anon) Goins; four great-grandchildren, Dakota and Micah Potter and Ellison and Harrison Goins.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two daughters, Brenda Hawkins and Bonnie Daulton-Cook; one granddaughter, Ericka Cook; five brothers, Robert, Ralph, Raymond, Richard, and Frank Daulton; and one sister, Virginia Freed.

Private services will be held Monday, February 8, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

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