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Friday July 31st, 2020
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Clinton Cemetery
Saturday August 1st, 2020

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Curtis L. Dalton

Curtis Dalton, passed away unexpectedly from a heart condition on Monday July 27, 2020. Curt was born on July 5, 1961 in Louisa, Kentucky. He was a longtime resident of New Franklin, Ohio. Curt was a stranger to no one, always ready to tell his favorite new joke that often left him belly-laughing. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time with friends and family while camping. He was a devoted husband, father and loved being “pawpaw” to his grandchildren. He developed a love for cars at a very young age and enjoyed being in the garage. Most nights you would find him out in his garage working on cars for anyone who was in need. This love of cars led him to his 29 years at Summit Racing.

Curt was proceeded in death by his father, Denver Dalton; and sister, Denise (Dalton) Miller.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Janet Dalton; children, Jennifer Aldrich (Allan), Christopher Dalton (Megan), Luke Martin (Jordan) and Alexis Martin; mother Carol Sue White (Bud); and his grandchildren; Jackson, Hadley, Gannon, Blake, Lexi, & Brianna.

Public calling hours will be held at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton, on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. For the safety of the family and other guest, masks are required and the number of people permitted in the building at a time will be limited. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 beginning at 10:00 AM at Clinton Cemetery on S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. For those who desire to participate, a procession will begin forming at 9:00 AM at the funeral home and will depart shortly thereafter for the service.

The family is asking in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The American Kidney Fund. You are invited to share photos, condolences, and memories with Curt’s family here on his tribute page.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Curtis Dalton, please visit our flower store.


I've worked with Curtis as my towing buyer for many years. He was a true pleasure in every interaction we had. He always greeted me at the door with a warm smile and a firm handshake. We'd been talking quite a bit the past few months about his new truck and deciding on the best towing product options. My heart goes out to his family! Curtis was a great man!

Travis Mai

Travis Mai Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

I will truly miss Curtis. He will always be in my memories. He was a true friend and the great person to be so lucky to have known. My Condolences and Sympathy to his Family. Goodbye my friend you will never be forgotten.
Debbie Pratt.

Debbie Pratt Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

What a great hugger you are...

I am so fortunate to know you and I will sorely miss you dear friend and brother. Thank you for sharing pieces of life with me. Meet me at the eastern gate with the rising of the sun. Home sweet home - I love you Curt.

Norm K. Jul 31 2020 12:00 AM

Curtis always brightened everyone's day - just by being Curtis. With so many employees working from home, we are deprived of seeing each other like we used to - and with Curtis, that is our loss. He was hired about 3 years before I was & joked we were "Lifers". Working in HR I had the privilege of helping him a lot over the years & it was always my pleasure to do so. There's a big hole in the Summit Racing Family. No, a huge hole. Peace and strength to all who are hurting.

Mary Jo (Ligas) Loveland Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear about Curt's passing. I had the oportunity of meeting Curt working here at Summit Racing. It was always fun talking to him - always a smile and quiick wit to share. He will be missed very much by all that knew him.

Tom Parkinson Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

I'll always remember Curtis as a humble and down to earth human being, always doing the right thing, and taking the high road in his business relationships. You rarely saw him without a smile and prepared for whatever came his way. Curtis will certainly be missed. May his memory be eternal.

Walt Siklich Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

Our condolences are with the family during this time.

When I think of Curtis, the first word that comes to mind is courteous.
A gentle man that always had a great smile, laugh, attitude, and wiliness to help anyone.

Curtis was the type of person where it was an honor to have known.

Gary Bruce/COMP Performance Group Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

Janet, all of Curtis's kids and the rest of the family,
I cannot imagine how you feel. Im genuinely praying for strength and comfort for all of you.

There are not enough words to describe Curtis. Daniel Housley's description of him as Selfless is probably the best to use. He was always willing to help anyone at any time for any reason. He was a great friend to many.

You could often find Curtis in his man cave (aka the garage) working on someone's car. At work, he was a great co-worker and never had an unkind word for anyone. I can see his smiling face, and I can hear him saying my name, dragging it out....Now, Beck...whenever I questioned something he said. :)

Thank you, Curtis, for being you. For all you did for me and many others. For your great smile, your kind eyes, your big heart. Give Homer, that big beautiful lab, a hug for me. I will miss you and always love you, Friend.

Thank you, God for giving us Curtis while he was here. May we all try to carry on the qualities he had in memory of him.

Rebecca Klingbeil Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

Curtis was one of the first people I met when I began working at Summit Racing. He was an easy person to like. Always joking and fun to be around, and I've always appreciated that he went out of his way to make me feel welcome there. He will be missed by the many people who had the pleasure of working with him, including me.

Doug Owen Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

Curtis always had a way to make the day better with his quick smile and great jokes. His laughter was contagious and his knowledge of cars was much respected. Always the gentleman. Always smiling. I am so sorry for your loss.

Virginia Schneider Jul 30 2020 12:00 AM

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