Roy Dale Grafton, age 69, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

He was born on 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.

Roy Dale graduated from Shoals High School and was a lifelong farmer. He retired from U.S. Gypsum and enjoyed cam-ping, 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, Illinois; grandchildren, Eli, Allie, and Annabelle; one sister, Carol Hastings, of Elnora; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Sue Garner; and granddaughter, Amanda Grafton.

In lieu of services, the family will be receiving guests at the farm on Sunday, October 3rd, 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, in Jasper, or to Heart to Heart Hospice.

The Queen-Lee Chapel, in Shoals, of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Inc., handled the arrangements.

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