Dexter C. Dalton

July 14, 1952 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 69)


Dexter C. Dalton, age 69, of Sidney, peacefully passed away at his home with family by his side, after fighting for six months to recover from a double lung transplant, on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.  He was born on July 14, 1952, in Naomi, KY, to Ila Beatrice (Foster) Dalton of Sidney and the late Ceburn Dalton.

He is survived by his mother, his wife Cheri (Boggy) Dalton, three children and three stepchildren: Carri (David) Jones of Sidney, Amber (Joe) Lanclos of Humble, TX and Amanda Dalton of Kingwood, TX, Chris (Robin) DeLorenzo of Stuart, FL, Jessica (Deacon Charlie) Echeverry of Los Angeles, CA, Carly (Kris) Gunby of St. John, FL; one sister: Pattie (Dennis) Stearley of Ft. Loramie; and eleven grandchildren.

Dexter was a 1971 graduate of Sidney High School.  He attended Wright State on a basketball scholarship and was eventually drafted to play baseball for the Baltimore Orioles Minor League Division.  Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury and had to re-career.

He was a Pipeline Inspector for Chevron Oil in Houston, TX.  In 1992, after Hurricane Andrew, Chevron sent him to South Florida to examine possible damage to the pipelines.  That is where he met and fell in love with his dear wife, Cheri and chose to stay in South Florida.

He was the Campus Manager for Florida Atlantic University’s Ft. Lauderdale campus until 2006 when he returned home to Sidney.  He then went to work for Wright State University as a Maintenance Tech at the Nutter Center.  He retired in 2018. 

Dexter was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Sidney.  He was also a member of Moose Lodge in Sidney and Orioles, Eagles and Moose Lodge in Florida.  Dexter was an avid Cleveland Browns fan, even owning his own set of dog tags for the Dawg Pound.  He enjoyed playing golf, collecting coins and sports memorabilia, with an extensive collection of baseball cards.

Dexter was a quiet and caring man who had the ability to make people smile.  He was the kind of man that would give you his last dollar.  He had a heart of charity; helping neighbors by mowing their lawns or doing odds and ends for them whenever needed.  He was a craftsman who enjoyed creating custom cornhole games and had the ability to fix any household issue earning him the nickname, “MacGyver.”  His presence is sorely missed.

Service will be held at 1:30 PM on March 12, 2022, at First Church of the Nazarene in Sidney with Pastor Chad Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney.  Family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:30 PM on March 12, 2022, at the church.  Arrangements are being handled by Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, OH 45365.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 1899 Wapakoneta Ave, Sidney, OH 45365 or SCARF, P. O. Box 671, Sidney, OH 45365.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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March 12, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
First Church of the Nazarene
1899 Wapakoneta Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365

Funeral Service
March 12, 2022

1:30 PM
First Church of the Nazarene (Wapakoneta Avenue)


Sidney First Church of the Nazarene
1899 Wapakoneta Avenue, Sidney OH 45365

P. O. Box 671, Sidney OH 45365

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