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Philip Frank Dillon
March 28, 1952 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
Mr. Philip Frank Dillon, 71, of York, SC, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024 at home.
A memorial service will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at M. L. Ford & Sons, 4820 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC with the Rev. Dave Dillon officiating.
Mr. Dillon was born March 28, 1952 in Louisa, KY to the late Burl and Elva Evans Dillon. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chelsea Ball.
Survivors are his wife, Barbara Diana Jo Hicks Dillon; son Joseph D. Dillon (Kristina) of Blair, SC; daughters Carrie Skinner (Michael) of Lake Wylie, SC and Heather Dillon of York, SC; sisters Faye Morrison and Barbara Cyrus; grandchildren Cassie Perkins (Andrew), Christian Skinner, Gabriel Skinner, Gracie Skinner, Joshua Dillon, Jeremey Dillon, Caustin Dillon, Madison Keith, Jadelyn Keith, and Derrick Keith; and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Dillon is proceeded in death by his brothers Burl Jr., Bill, Jim and Jack; sisters Helen, Patty and Shirley. Mr. Dillon was a loving husband and father. He was a dedicated soldier fighting for our Lord and Savior. He loved his family dearly and spent most of his life working hard and making sure everyone knew about our Lord.
 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Words from his daughter Carrie: I can hear the echos of his words to me, “Do not cry for me. I am with the Lord”. I am the luckiest daughter in the world to have had him for the time that God loaned him to me. My dad is in heaven preparing a place for us, and for all those who choose to be with us. He will be greatly missed.
Words from his son Joe: To my dad, these are words I should have shared with you a long time ago. You were my teacher. From driving a car, using my first power tool and building my first home, you were there. You showed me how. You gave me the knowledge to go out and provide for my family. You would come home from a hard day's work and be talking with mom, smiling at her and holding her in your arms. You two kissing every chance you got. Always showing her how much you love her. You showed me how to be a good husband. After Saturday morning cartoons when you would nap on the couch and sissy and I would mess with you until you would start wrestling with us on the living room floor. Seeing your face light up like I had never seen before. Seeing you hold Heather in your arms for the first time taught me how to be a good father and how much joy you got from being ours. God gave you to me for 53 years. I thank him for that. Until it’s time for me to come stand beside you for another lesson, just know, you are my hero. I love you dad.
Words from his daughter Heather: My daddy was an angel here on earth. He always always made sure we knew our consequences if we didn’t know Jesus. He was my best friend. I keep hearing him telling me to be strong and at peace, for I am where I’ve always wanted to be. I am so grateful to have encountered an angel in this lifetime. I couldn’t have asked for a better father. He will be dearly missed by all of us.