Tahlequah Daily Press


February 11, 2014

Dalton John Buford

WAGONER — Services for Dalton John Buford, 82, will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Mallett Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner, with the Rev. Phil Buford officiating.

A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Mallett Funeral Home.

Dalton was born April 11, 1931 at his family home in Wagoner to his parents, William Blake and Walsie (Charbonneau) Buford. He passed away at his home in Hulbert on Thursday, Feb. 6.

He was united in marriage to Donna (Jones) Buford on Oct. 7, 1950. He had attended Victory School at Sunset Valley. Dalton was a carpenter and also had a passion for race horses and raising cattle.

Dalton was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Donna Buford; his parents; and his siblings, Lloyd Buford, Lena Johnson, J.B. Buford, Don Buford, Billy Buford, and Bob Buford.

He is survived by his three children, Tommy Buford and wife, Kathy, of Hulbert, Johnny Buford and wife, Janet, of Tahlequah, and LaDonna Knight and husband, Gary, also of Hulbert. Dalton is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin and Kendall Buford, Megan Buford, Brent Buford and Miranda, Cassy Knight, and Jace Buford; his great-grandchildren, Jasper Markus Buford and Allee June Buford;  two sisters, Doris Cantrell and husband, Donald, and Laverne Dumond all of Wagoner; as well as many other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

Pallbearers will be Robert Parker, Rusty Lamons, Hunter Cunningham, Wahoo Gifford, Tommy Eddings, and Rick Steeley. Interment will be in Pioneer Cemetery in Wagoner.

Mallett Funeral Home, (918) 485-2911, www. mallettfuneralhome.com.

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