John Blackford Dayton, Jr. was born on August 24, 1949 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is the son of John Blackford Dayton and Valerie Agnes Scheeline. John’s growing up years were spent in multiple locations as his father was transferred with the
The family eventually settled at Lake Tahoe, Nevada and John attended and graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno. He spent most of his work life in the family furniture and flooring business where residents would recognize him as “Captain Carpet” in the local television commercials.
After retiring, John spent the next 10 years traveling across the United States in his RV. In his travels he found Brookings, Oregon and fell in love with the west coastline in general and Brookings in particular. He settled in Brookings and spent the remainder of his life there. John died on January 23, 2023 in Brookings, Oregon.
John loved people, he made friends easily and he would talk to anyone. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and his community. He is survived by his sister, Pamela Hall (Dayton) Woffinden of Mesa, Arizona.