Marion “Dalton” McLeroy, age 97, of Double Springs, Alabama, passed away at his home on Friday, June 5, 2020, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel Bailey McLeroy and Ethel Motes McLeroy; siblings, Marie McLeroy, Hazel McLeroy Hayes, and Winford McLeroy; his first wife, Alma Vest McLeroy; and a grandson, Michael Perry. Mr. McLeroy is survived by his wife, Florenda Henderson McLeroy; children, Juanita McLeroy Perry (David), Morris McLeroy (Joyce), Linda McLeroy Ahmed (Al), Mary McLeroy Smith (Chuck), Joel McLeroy (Linda), Janet McLeroy Bellamy (Lane); Mickey Maze; grandchildren, Brandon Perry, Misti Perry Baty (Nathan), Jordan McLeroy, Jesse McLeroy, Sarah McLeroy, Matthew McLeroy, Caleb McLeroy, Ethan McLeroy, Seth McLeroy, Emma Bellamy, and Damien Maze (Casey); great grandson Destin Key; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born on March 26, 1923 in Blount County, Alabama and was reared in Blount and Cullman Counties before moving with his parents, as a young man, to Winston County, where he and his father farmed for many years. He also worked for the State of Alabama and Winston County before retiring. He served his country during World War II as a surgical technician in the U.S. Army, where his duties included caring for newly rescued holocaust survivors. He played community softball into his 70s, and enjoyed watching basketball, baseball, and football (especially Alabama football). He loved a good joke, and his sense of humor brought a lot of laughter to those around him. He was an avid reader and gardener, and he cut his own grass and raised a garden each year into his 90s. He was a wonderful, devoted husband, father, and friend who loved God, his family, and friends. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs, Alabama, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Williams Cemetery at Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama. Chuck Smith will officiate the service.