Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, at the Schooler-Gordon Home in Amarillo following a service on Friday, March 14, at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington.
Alton was born on Jan. 15, 1946 in Amarillo to George Wesley Daniel and Beulah Josephine Brandon Daniel. He graduated Panhandle High School in 1964 and continued his education at Amarillo College. Although he worked various jobs in his youth, starting at Bell Helicopter in 1970 was the career job of his life. Moving to Arlington in 1994, and working as a supervisor until his retirement on Jan. 16, 2012, a total of 42 years.
Alton had his priorities always, God, Country, family, job and golf and more golf. He was always very particular about any machinery being well taken care of and clean to his standards, whether it be helicopters or cars. He always was a positive thinker and loved to laugh and joke with everyone that he could target, he had no mercy on anyone.
Alton was preceded in death by his father, George; and mother, Beulah Daniel.
Survivors include his wife, Nita; son, Chris Daniel and wife, Franka; grandchildren, Marlene and Austin Daniel; step-children, Bobby Owen and wife, Cynthia, Amanda Bridges and husband, Arlis; step-grandchildren, Dakota Scates and Jaci Bailey; sister, Audean Mitchell and husband, Jim; nephews, Richard and wife, Barbara, and nephew, Rick.
The family would like to express gratitude to Bell Helicopter employees and friends for the love and support.