Dalton Brothers

Dalton Brothers, 78, formerly of Spring City, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Powell, Tenn.

Born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dalton was the son of the late Ernest W. and James Inez Williams Brothers Sr. He was a graduate of MTSU majoring in Ag Science and received a Master’s Degree from UT Knoxville in Ag Science and Horticultural.  Dalton retired from the McGhee-Tyson National Guard after 22 years where he served in the Air Refueling Group.  A teacher, he retired from Rhea County High School after teaching 33 years in the Ag Science Department teaching Ag Science, Greenhouse Management and Forestry.  Dalton served as the advisor to Future Farmers of America for at least 30 years.  After Dalton retired, he brokered bedding plants and produce to the Knox County area businesses until 2016; when his health began to fail.  His hobbies were knife and gun collecting.  Dalton was a member of Spring City United Methodist Church. 

He was preceded in death by wife, Kay Harris Brothers.

Survivors include his children, Kim (Greg) Harris, of Gray, Ga., Holly (Paul) Travis, of Discovery Bay, Calif., and Niki Jennings, of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Ernest W. Brothers Jr., of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; grandchildren, Merrit Travis, Hillary Faith Travis, Chase Lane and Jaxson Jennings; and great-grandson, Isaiah Lane.

A memorial service with military honors will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home with Ray Hill officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s at stjude.org or the Pat Summit Foundation at patsummit.org.

Vaughn Funeral Home in Spring City is in charge of arrangements.  Visit www.vaughn-funeral-home.com to share memories and condolences with the family of Dalton Brothers.