Howard W. Alton, Jr.
April 22, 1937-September 6, 2009
Howard W. Alton Jr., 72, of Rogers, AR died Sunday, September 6, 2009 in Fayetteville. He
was born April 22, 1937 in Chicago, IL to Howard W. Alton, Sr., and Lorraine Busse Alton.
Howard W. Alton had numerous interests throughout his life. As a banker for Arlington Park
Racetrack in Chicago and with his partnerships in West Point Thoroughbreds, Howard was
able to mesh his love for horses with his work. Later in life, Howard became an entrepreneur
in the stock market. As much as Howard liked seeing his horse win by a nose, he also liked
seeing his stock investments “cross the finish line.”
Howard was also an avid Arkansas Razorback fan. No matter if it was basketball, baseball, or
football, Howard was always there to cheer on his beloved Razorbacks…that is, of course,
unless they were playing the Citadel. As a proud 1959 graduate of the Citadel, Howard’s love
of the institution could not be superseded by even his Razorbacks. However, Howard did
compensate for this bias by creating a scholarship for Arkansas students to attend the Citadel.
Howard could find a friend wherever he went…even if they were meeting for the first time. It
was as a community group leader at Fellowship Bible Church; however, that Howard found
some of his dearest friends.
Howard is survived by his wife Dana Alton of the home; two brothers Lewis Alton and wife
Debbie of Traverse City, Michigan, Jeff Alton and wife Jessica of New York City, N.Y.; nieces
and nephew; a step daughter Taryne Tovar and her husband George of Minneapolis, Minnesota;
one step-son Brannon Dixon and his wife Meredith, of Louisville, Kentucky; one grandson
Aidan Dixon of Syracuse, New York, and two granddaughters Peyton Dixon and Makenna
Dixon, both of Louisville, Kentucky. Howard was preceded in death by his first wife Marietta
V. Alton on April 5, 2004.
A memorial service will be 10:00AM Friday September 11, 2009, in the Training Center
Sanctuary of Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas with Pastor Robert Cupp and
Pastor Mickey Rapier officiating. Inurnment will be in Martin Cemetery near Larue, Arkansas
at a later date.
Memorials may be made in honor of Howard W. Alton to the Prostate Cancer Research
Institute, 5777 W. Century Blvd. Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90045; online at