Charles Richard Dillon
Charles Richard Dillon of Little Rock died Sunday, December 7, 2003. He was born in England, Arkansas on October 26, 1926 to Giles Werdna Dillon and his wife, Sarah Frances Millen. Charles spent his childhood in Morrilton, where his parents owned a men's clothing store and the "Star Shop" Cleaners. Upon High School graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army during WWII. He participated in the Army Specialized Training Program at Oklahoma A&M. While in basic training at Fort Hood, TX, he gained the honor of Officer Candidate for training at Fort Benning, GA. Upon the death of his father, he was discharged from the military to return to Morrilton to take care of his mother and run the family business.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville was where he earned his Business Administration Bachelor's Degree, happily as a Kappa Sigma Fraternity member. He retired after 45 years as an insurance executive. An avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish, hunt, and play golf. He was an active member at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the Lion's Club and the Razorback Foundation. He was a very loving and wonderful husband and father, devoted to his family. He and Deane celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in October.
He is survived by his wife, his mother, of Richmond, VA, two daughters, Deborah Gentry and her husband Trip,and Charlene Kane and her husband Steve all of Little Rock and four grandchildren, Christian Lauren, Katherine and Chris and numerous friends and relatives.
A visitation with the family will be held at the family home on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday in Elmwood Cemetery Morrilton, officiated by Deacon Larry Jegley. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Cremation services arranged by Ruebel Funeral Home.
Directions to Elmwood Cemetery:
Interstate 40 West for approximately 60 miles to second Morrilton exit (#95). Turn left, go into town and across the railroad tracks, continue straight another two blocks. Turn right onto Hwy #113 at the city library. Go about 3/4 miles to the Emlwood cemetery on the left.