Sunday, January 31, 2010

Richard E. Dill, Sr. (January 29, 2010)

Richard E. Dill, Sr. age 89 of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away at 12:15 A.M. on Friday, January 29, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Richard was born December 28, 1920 in Bradford, Ohio, to the late Elmer Dill & Euturpy (Bailey) Thomas.
Richard retired from Delco Moraine in Dayton as a tool & die maker. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville and the Greenville V.F.W.

In addition to his parents, Richard is also preceded in death by his step father, Chester C. Thomas; wife, Joyce S. (Shields) Dill, whom he married July 18, 1946; a grandchild; and ½ brothers, Harold Dill and Bill Thomas.

Richard is survived by a daughter, Brenda J. Dill of Arcanum, whom he resided with for the last 16 years; sons & daughters-in-law, Richard E. “Rick” & Sally Dill, II of Centerville and John F. & Shirley Dill of Staunton, Virginia; 2 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren; ½ brothers, Wayne Dill of Athens, Georgia and Dewight Thomas of Columbia, South Carolina; and ½ sisters, Betty McKibben of Fayetteville Georgia, Carol Slyder of Greenville and Betty Grubb of Rossburg.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 1, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Samuel Hoeflich officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery (New Section) at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Monday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home, all friends are welcome. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.