Dalton Rogue Courtway of St. James passed away in his mothers arms Friday morning November 20, 2020 at his home in St. James. He was 21 years of age.
He was born March 4, 1999 at Rolla, MO the son of Dale Courtway and Crystal (Skyles) Courtway.
He is survived by his father Dale Courtway of Forrest City, Arkansas; mother Crystal Copeland and husband Tim of St. James. Brothers Edward Courtway and fiance Alexis and Tyler Fischer of Rolla; Sister: Cheyenne Skyles and Fiance Jarrod of St. James. Grandmothers Dorothy Skyles of St James; Barbara Barton of Rolla. Uncles: Josh Sager and Dusty of White Bluff TN, Don Shank of Belle, MO , Douglas Hanes and wife Amanda of Paragould, Arkansas and Bobby Barton and wife Vicky of Granite City, Illinois. Aunts: Marie Hanes of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lily McCrite of Rolla. Great Aunts Mary Skyles, Anna Skyles and Dora Skyles of St James, Carla Scantlin and husband Charles and Edith Schroyer and husband David of Cuba; Sharon Jones and husband Louis of Long View, Texas; Callie Eckelkamp and husband David of Union, Missouri and Betty Blankenship of Bourbon, MO. Great Uncles Norman Skyles and wife Mary (Katie) of Salem, MO, Richard Skyles of St Louis, MO., Harry Skyles and wife Betty of Jacksonville, AR; Chuck Skyles and wife Connie of Rockwall, Texas. Nephews Ayden Skyles, Brantlee Boucher of St James and Remington Courtway of Rolla. Niece AvaLeigh Courtway of Rolla. As well as a host of cousins.
Dalton was genuine, unique and fun loving person who always had an adventure. He loved to walk around St. James and exploring new places and loved animals. Dalton was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and had a very high functioning brain. When Dalton liked something, he was passionate about it, especially his music. Through out his adventures in life he was accident prone. Trips to the Emergency Room with Dalton was a common occurrence. One of Dalton's adventures was walking across Interstate 44 however his attempt was not successful and Dalton almost lost his life. One of his injuries in the accident was severe lung injury. Friday morning he suffered a asthma attack that may have caused his death. He will be remembered as a fun loving adventurous young man who was a walking miracle and had a heart of gold. He didn't smile often but if you were lucky enough to be gifted with one of his smiles, it would light up your world if only for a minute. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Dalton Courtway will lie in state Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James. Masks and social distancing are strongly recommended.
Funeral Service will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday November 25, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with Stephen Brubaker officiating. Pallbearers will be Daniel Boucher, Bailey Lemister, Dereck Parsons, Derick Scantlin, Zane Knorr and Jordan Hance. Burial will be at the Wishon Cemetery in St. James, MO. Memorial may be given to the Jones Funeral Home for Funeral Expense.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO.
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Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec Street, St. James MO 65559