Dillon, Bobby Gene
February 15, 1935 - March 14, 2010
In the early hours of Sunday morning, March 14th, 2010, our most loved Bobby Gene Dillon of 185 Dillon Creek Road, Lower Sandlick community died at the Charleston Area Medical Center following a short illness. He was 75 years of age.
The 5th of six children, Bobby was born on February 15, 1935 at Lower Sandlick to the late Dewey William and Maude Wiseman Dillon. His sister, Ruby Dillon and a brother Paul Dillon and an infant brother preceded him in death.
Bobby spent his childhood at the Lower Sandlick community where he has been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of Trap Hill High School, Class of 1952. He entered the US Air Force in 1955 where he served his country for four years. Bobby worked in timber for a number of years. He began a career in the mining industry and was proud member of the UMWA District 17, belonging to the local union at Sundial. Retiring from Toney’s Branch Coal Company, he had 23 and ½ years in union mines upon his retirement. Bobby loved to work on his farm and kept cattle and horses. A lifelong member of the Mattsville Community Church, he enjoyed singing and was a member of the Mattsville Quartet for many years. It was in church where Bobby met a pretty girl, Ramona Kathleen Stover. Bobby and Ramona have celebrated 53 years of marriage. “Love is Eternal.”
In addition to his beloved wife, Bobby is the precious Dad of Garland Gene Dillon and his wife, Diane who live on the family farm; he was the doting “Papa” of one granddaughter, Nicole Dillon of Manhattan, NY; the fond brother of Betty Daniels and her husband, James of Lower Sandlick and Roger Dillon and his wife Debbie of Glen Daniel; a special family friend, Euely Webb who has made his home with the Dillon’s for over 20 years; a dear sister-in-law, Wanda Bolon; several nieces, nephews, neighbors, and his church family.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the Melton Mortuary Chapel with the Rev.’s David Cook and Gary Hosey officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans Garden at the Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Pallbearers will be: Roy Miller, Jerry Lucas, Bob Shelton, Euely Webb, Paul Bolon and Johnny Daniels.