(05/31/2002)
Long-time Beech farmer and timber man, John Dillon, has died at 99 in Spencer, WV. Dillon was a man of strong stock, working in his early life in the logging operations deep in the West Virginia mountains.

Always the farmer, a close to the earth man, in recent years he managed to survive serious injuries when his tractor rolled over on him, and more recently being injured in a multiple-vehicle collision on Bower's Hill, near Spencer.

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He attended the Albert's UM Chapel Church on Sand Ridge.

Dillon was the son of the late William D. and Anna Starcher Dillon.

He is survived by four daughters, Billie D. Ketch and Barbara Webb of Spencer, Ellen R. Davis of Elyria, Ohio and Angela Fulkerson of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; son, Robert C. Dillon of indianapolis, Indiana; two half brothers, W. D. Dillon, Jr. of Barberton, Ohio and J. B. Dillon of Sand Ridge, WV; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Peters Dillon in 1972; three brothers, Joe, George and Orval "Bob" Dillon; sister, Freda Dillon Spurlin and half-sisters, Ruby Sampson and Greta Crawford.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 in the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, with the Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.


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