Roy Dale Grafton, age 69, of Loogootee, passed away September 29, 2021. He was born September 25, 1952 in Washington, Indiana to Dale and Clara Grafton. He married Elizabeth Ann Johnson on October 5, 1973, and she preceded him in death on July 18, 2021.
He graduated from Shoals High School and was a lifelong farmer. He retired from US Gypsum and enjoyed camping, attending tractor shows, visiting his grandchildren, and helping his neighbors. He was a member of the White River Valley Antique Association where he showed his collection of antique tractors. Roy Dale never met a stranger and he leaves behind a large circle of friends who will miss him dearly.
Surviving are two sons, Andrew and Amy Grafton of Loogootee, and Adam and Stephanie Grafton of Deer Creek IL; grandchildren Eli, Allie, and Annabelle; sister Carol Hastings of Elnora; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one sister Sue Garner, and granddaughter Amanda Grafton.
In lieu of services, the family will be receiving guests at the farm on Sunday October 3, 2021 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to bring a dish to share and visit. Pastor Dennis Cecil will officiate a private graveside service at the Grafton Cemetery at a later time.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Cancer Center of Jasper or to Heart to Heart Hospice.
The Queen-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.