Funeral Services Held Feb. 14 For James W. “Fetch” Dalton

fetch-dalton359goodMr. James W. “Fetch” Dalton, age 82, of Jamestown, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County.

Mr. Dalton owned and operated a well drilling business in Fentress County for 45 years, and was a most colorful character, who always had a humorous or witty story to share with his friends.

The story of how he got his nickname, “Fetch,” goes something like this.

When James was in high school at York Institute and a member of the football team, York was in a game with an opposing team who had a particularly tough player, who had already sidelined a couple of the York players.

James was said to have told the coach, “Coach, send me in and I’ll fetch him out for you.”

Well, the coach sent James in, and a couple of plays later, they had to go “fetch” him out.

Mr. Dalton is survived by his wife, Peggy Dalton; son, James Michael Dalton; daughter Allison Stucker; grandchildren Tara Stucker and Dalton Stucker; and great-grandson Ean Stucker.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Saint Christopher Catholic Church with Father Michael Sweeney and Bro. Tommy Duncan officiating.

Burial followed in the Fentress Memorial Gardens with military services conducted at the grave site.

Pallbearers included Kimmy Joe Stewart, Vic Wheaton, Will Dalton, Tyler Atkinson, Ronnie Holt, Nathan Rich, and John Mark Windle.  Honorary pallbearers included Johnny Slaven, Dwight Dickson, Gelina York, Tracy Todd, Pat Brown, Linda Lou Stewart, Joe Swafford, Sam Crooks, and George Kilgore.

The Mundy Funeral Home of Jamestown was in charge of the services.