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Joseph H. "Smokey Joe" Dillon Jr.

May 7, 1950 — June 20, 2023

Dobson

Joseph H. "Smokey Joe" Dillon Jr.

 

Dillon, Joseph H. Jr., 73, of Dobson, formerly of Tampa, FL, passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, June 20, 2023, with his family by his side.  Joe was born in Roanoke, VA to the late J.H. and Lottie Cundiff Dillon.  In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Dillon, his mother-in-law, Edith Snow Fulk, who always held a special place in his heart; and dear friend Glenn "Skeeter" Webb, who often gave Joe the perfect Bob Seger haircut.

 

Joe joined the US Marine Corps in the summer of 1969 where he became a tank crewman and achieved the rank of Corporal. Joe embraced the "Once A Marine, Always a Marine" motto and his time with the USMC left a lasting impression that remained with him throughout his life.  Joe and his wife, Jill, moved to Tampa in the early 1980s where they remained with their family for over 30 years.  Together they enjoyed Clearwater Beach, Tampa Bay Buccaneer and USF Bulls football games, and spending time with friends.  Joe worked construction for many years in the Tampa Area, building custom homes, including a new home for his family.  In 2016 they moved back to the Carolinas to be close to their grandchildren and other family members and to enjoy the peacefulness of the country.    

 

 Joe is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jill Snow and children: Joshua Snow Wilmoth (Mariel), Jessica Caroline Dillon (Adiel) and Joseph H. Dillon, III (Deanna).  He was a beloved PaPa to Holly, Haley, Jacob and Jordan Dillon; brother-in-law to Carolyn and Don Harbour and Gay and Phillip Denny; Joe is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 25th, from noon until 1:30pm at Moody Davis Funeral Home in Dobson.  A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at 2pm at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Billy Nale officiating.  Pallbearers will be Joshua Wilmoth, Joseph Dillon, III., Adiel Rivera, Jason Cain, Scott Gordon and Church Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Phillip Denny, Don Harbour, Johnny Cain, Mike Branch and Charles Atkins. 

 

"Tough times don't last, but tough people do." 

You can finally rest easy now. We'll miss you Daddio. 

 

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Visitation

Sunday, June 25, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Moody Funeral Services (Dobson)

215 West Kapp Street, Dobson, NC 27017

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Graveside Service

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fairview Baptist Church

7659 NC-268, Dobson, NC 27017

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