Service for John H. Dayton, 65, of Springlake, was held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Springlake with Rev. Ryan Smallwood of Lubbock officiating. Burial was in the Springlake Cemetery after cremation, with Ellis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. John died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 in Springlake. He was born Sept. 7, 1948 in Plainview to John P. and Lorena Dayton. He married Debby Watson in Plainview on Jan. 24, 1970, and they moved from Lubbock to Springlake in 1973. He graduated from Texas Tech University and was a farmer for more than 20 years. John was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springlake. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife, Debby; a son, Carey Dayton of Lubbock; a daughter, Chelsie Dayton of Lubbock; a sister, Phyllis Wall of Plainview; grandchildren, Dustin Dayton, Zachary Dayton, Adam Dayton and Mariah Dayton; and a close family member, Steffanie Dayton.
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