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Kenneth Duke Dalton

September 30, 1970 — August 4, 2022

Kenneth Duke Dalton

Memorial services for Kenneth Wade “Duke” Dalton, Jr., 51, will be 1:00 pm, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Pastor Steve Hayes of Grace Community Church in Corsicana, will officiate. Visitation will be held at 11:00 am, two hours prior to the service, also at the church. Kenneth passed away on Thursday, August 4, at his residence in Corsicana, Texas.

Duke was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on September 30, 1970, the son of Kenneth and Brenda Dalton of Boyd, Texas. He was a devoted son, husband, dad, brother, and uncle.

Duke Dalton, once known as Wise County’s fastest man, graduated from Boyd High School and began his career at the University of North Texas as a graduate assistant for the track team. It was there that he met his wife, Stefani Nicole Billman, he married on December 6, 1997, in Decatur, Texas. During his coaching career of 26 years, he has impacted the lives of many students and coaches, alike, through football and competition. Seeing others succeed was his passion in life. He was blessed to be a part of some of the best coaching families during his career in Springtown, Boyd, Alvarado, Tom Bean, Bowie, Godley, Palmer, and Mildred. His life-long dream was to be an athletic director and head football coach. He was given his first opportunity in 2010 at Palmer ISD. Duke loved to fish and call his coaching buddies,, and friends daily, to chat about upcoming opponents. He cherished his family and his relationship with God. Duke accepted the Lord as his savior in 2019 and grew in his faith along the way. He will be dearly missed by who that knew and loved him.

Duke is survived by his wife of 24 years, Stefani Nicole Dalton of Corsicana, Texas; son, Kaid William Dalton of College Station, Texas; daughter, Kenli Nicole Dalton of Corsicana, Texas; parents, Kenneth and Brenda Dalton of Boyd, Texas; sister, Krisha Hesteande and husband, Shannon Hesteande: niece, Brison Hesteande; and nephew, Lane Hesteande, all of Decatur, Texas. He is also survived by several cousins, many extended family members, and a host of friends.

 

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Boyd

140 FM 730 North, Boyd, TX 76023

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Boyd

140 FM 730 North, Boyd, TX 76023

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