Arthur Dillon

Arthur Lewis Dillon Jr.

Friday, June 1st, 1928 - Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Arthur Lewis Dillon, Jr., 91, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke.
He was born on June 1, 1928 in Roanoke, Va. to the late Arthur Lewis Dillon, Sr. and Danie Francis Firebaugh Dillon. Following graduation from William Fleming High School in 1946, Art enlisted in the United States Navy, serving during WWII aboard the USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier. After serving 2 years, he enrolled, and graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelors in Business Administration with the help of the G.I. bill. Art later retired after numerous years of service as a real estate specialist with the U.S. Government. Along with his wife, he enjoyed numerous trips to countries abroad, as he thoroughly enjoyed traveling. Art was an inactive member with the Taylor Masonic Lodge # 23, as well as the Kazim Shriners Temple in Roanoke. Above all, Art will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be missed!
In addition to his parents, Art was preceded in death by his sister, Dreama Dillon Dunn.
Family remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of 42 years, Patricia Wills Dillon; sons, Lewis and Stuart Dillon; daughters, Katherine Dillon Greene and Patricia M. Dillon; step children, Katheryn Surface Burks and Michael Surface; six grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service honoring Art’s life will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; 42 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Inurnment will follow in the Trinity Church of the Brethren Cemetery located in Troutville where military rights will be rendered.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    42 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 2:00pm
    St Paul's Episcopal Church
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Bob Brodie
  • Interment

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 |
    Friday, September 27th, 2019
    Trinity Church of the Brethren Cemetery
    5088 Roanoke Road
    Troutville, Virginia 24175
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Glenn Oder, Executive Director and Love, Susan, Steve and Morgan Pearman have sent flowers to the family of Arthur Lewis Dillon Jr..
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Kristin Ayersman

Posted at 12:39pm
We're sorry for your loss Lewis. Love to you. Chad, Kristin, Kathryn, Karyn and Jack

Glenn Oder, Executive Director

Posted at 01:31pm
On behalf of the Fort Monroe Authority, please know we extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time.
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Buddy Smith

Posted at 07:26am
So sorry to hear of Arts passing. He will be missed by everyone who knew him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pat, at this difficult time.
Buddy & Sandy Smith

Charles Jecminek

Posted at 03:56am
Stuart & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all . GOD'S PEACE.......
Chuck & Sonja Jecminek/ members at St. Philip

Love, Susan, Steve and Morgan Pearman

Posted at 03:06pm
Keeping Pat and all the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May you be comforted by your memories and love shared.
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