June 27, 1942 – April 30, 2020
A graveside service for James Merrill Dillon, 77, of Tylertown, was May 2, 2020, at Star Hill Cemetery with Rev. Landon Lambert and Rev. William Tullos officiating.
Dillon died at his residence in Tylertown, April 30, 2020. He was born June 27, 1942, in Tylertown to the late Julia and Claiborne Dillon.He was also preceded in death by his son Patrick Dillon, grandson Gage Allen, and brother-in-law Jackie Miller.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and worked for the USDA Service Center for 15 years. Dillon enjoyed farming, working with cattle, watching any LSU sports and the Saints play football. His other delight was his dog Oscar who was as much a part of the family as anyone else. They would take long rides together and was treated like one of the kids.
Survivors include his wife Wavelyn Dillon; 4 sons John Fussell Jr., Steven Fussell, Brian (Tyler) Fussell, and Dr. Andy (Melissa) Dillon; daughter Michelle (Jason) Allen; 2 sisters Delane (Jackie) Miller and Sue Hilliard; 14 grandchildren Kyle Fussell, Caroline Fussell, Ava Fussell, Jase Fussell, Cory Dillon, Trent Thomas, Justin Stafford, Taylor Dillon, Faith Dillon, Montgomery Dillon, Makinley Dillon, Jacob Schobey, Emily Schobey, and Blayde Allen; four great grandchildren Camerun Dillon, Shelbi Thomas, Brennan Stafford and Juliett Stafford.
Pallbearers were Kyle Fussell, Montgomery Dillon, Jacob Schobey, Blayde Allen, Kevin Hudson, and Brennan Stafford.
Honorary pallbearers were Chad Hilton, Gary Stafford, Blaine Zeringue, and Roy Shubert.
The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com