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In Memory of

Richard Lee Dillman

January 30, 1940 - November 24, 2016

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Richard (Dick) Lee Dillman, age 76, passed away Thursday at approximately 3:45am from complications of Dementia. Dick was the second of four children, born on January 30, 1940 in Richmond, IN to Loren & Beulah (Major) Dillman. Dick has been a long term resident of Conroe, TX. After attending Miami University for two years, Dick left the farm and entered the Aviation Cadet program with the United Stated Air Force to pursue his lifelong dream of flying. As a Captain in the Air Force, his career was spent in MATS at Charleston AFB, SC as...

Richard (Dick) Lee Dillman, age 76, passed away Thursday at approximately 3:45am from complications of Dementia. Dick was the second of four children, born on January 30, 1940 in Richmond, IN to Loren & Beulah (Major) Dillman. Dick has been a long term resident of Conroe, TX. After attending Miami University for two years, Dick left the farm and entered the Aviation Cadet program with the United Stated Air Force to pursue his lifelong dream of flying. As a Captain in the Air Force, his career was spent in MATS at Charleston AFB, SC as he flew around the world. In 1967 Dick moved to Texas and started a 28 year career flying for Delta Airlines. Throughout his years he has enjoyed his family, friends and hobbies. He served as a deacon in his church, and a leader at Bible Study Fellowship. Dick loved building and woodworking; boating and fishing; flying his small plane and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed traveling with his family around the US. Dick is survived by his wife Janelee (Hays) and their three children. Their children include: daughter Jenny and husband Kemith Nichols of Nashville, TN; son Tim Dillman and wife Gretchen of Louisville, KY; daughter Christina and husband Lynn Ellisor of Conroe, TX. Additionally, Dick is survived by grandchildren Jacob Nichols of Cookeville, TN; Rebekah and husband Danny Pomohaci of Franklin, TN; Nathan Nichols of Nashville, TN; Cadeyn Dillman of Louisville, KY; Gillian Dillman of Louisville, KY; and Megan Dillman of Louisville, KY. ; Aloshia Ellisor of College Station, TX; Nadia Ellisor of Conroe, TX. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill Dillman. He is survived by sister, Becky Johnson of Eaton, OH and brother, Bob Dillman of Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at Hooper Chapel at First Baptist Church (600 N Main St, Conroe). Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 12:30pm at Cashner Funeral Home (801 Teas Rd, Conroe) with burial following in the Cashner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bible Study Fellowship, www.bsfinternational.org/donate., or a Christian mission of your choice. You are invited to view our webpage and leave written tributes to the family at cashnerconroe.com Honoring Dick are pallbearers Jacob Nichols, Nathan Nichols, Danny Pomohaci, Aloshia Ellisor, Lynn Ellisor and Kemith Nichols. Honorable pallbearer, Cadeyn Dillman. A special thank you to longtime friends: K.E. Darland, A.J. Purswell, Tom Gilmore, Jack Huddleston and the men of the Uplifters Sunday School class. To leave condolences to the family, visit our website at www.cashnerconroe.com