DALTON, JOHN ROBERT; of Waterford; died suddenly on December 8, 2014; at age 56. Beloved husband of Teresa A. Dalton; loving father of Emily Elizabeth Dalton; and step-father of Michael Dylan Craycraft; dear son of Alva and the late Harold Dalton; brother of Steven Dalton. John graduated from Pontiac Central High School and Walsh School of Business with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. John was an avid sportsman, loving all forms of sport, especially football. In high school he was an All-State linebacker. During his long career with the State of Michigan, John worked for four different agencies, ending with the Department of Human Services, where he died at his post. John was loved beyond measure and his memory will be cherished forever. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held Friday, December 12, 2014, 10 a.m., at COATS FUNERAL HOME - WATERFORD. Interment will follow at Perry Mt. Park Cemetery, Pontiac. Family will receive friends Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. To send a condolence go to www.coatsfuneralhome.com/obituariesPublished in Daily Tribune on Dec. 10, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 21 "To the entire Dalton family. I am so sorry for your loss. We..."- Bill mcininch"I worked with John at DHS and he will be missed. He always..."- Gerald Hopper"a friend in high school who whenever anyone would see him..."- Michael Gonzales"Rest in Peace my friend"- Dan Navarro"John always knew how to make everyone laugh! His presence..."- Jessica Bracy Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of John Dalton Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for John Dalton Add a photo + http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=john-robert-dalton&pid=173419920&fhid=5753