Mr. Lonnie Millard Dillon, age 77, of Stuart, Virginia passed away at SECU Hospice Home of Yadkinville, North Carolina on Sunday, September 17, 2023. He was born on March 8, 1946, to the late Merton and Della Belcher Dillon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings, Marie Barbour, Jeanette Pendleton, Myrtle Hollingsworth, Jewell Haden, Green Dillon, Bobby Dillon, and Avery Dillon. Lonnie attended Jack’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He made lots of friends over the years who trusted him wholeheartedly. People knew Lonnie was a man of his word. He was a proudly and faithfully served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. His favorite place to go was his homeplace where he was raised. Lonnie had draft horses and raised miniature horses. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and sports fan; he especially enjoyed watching his granddaughter play basketball. Lonnie will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Lonnie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Bonnie Harris Dillon of the home; two sons, Kelly Brooks Dillon, and James Kevin Dillon, both of Woolwine, Virginia; three grandchildren, Abigail Elise Dillon, Coby James Dillon, Eli Brooks Dillon; four siblings, Allen Dillon and wife, Emogene, Percy Dillon and wife, Maxine, Elva Dillon Fulcher, Jean Dillon Hughes and husband, Alvin; sister-in-law, Claudia Dillon; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Charlie, Maddie, and Bo.
A graveside service will be held in Jack’s Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery, on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Elder David Kamoda officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Mr. Dillon will lie in state on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart. Donations may be made to Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard, c/o Richard Cox, 7888 Woolwine Hwy., Woolwine, VA 24185. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, Virginia has been entrusted with the arrangements and online condolences may be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.