It is with great sadness we announce the death of our father/grandfather/greatgrandfather, J.T. Dillon Jr. at the age of 92. He passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN surrounded by family and our friend/his nurse Tracy Blanton.
J.T. Dillon retired after 30 years as the Agricultural teacher at CHS in Manchester. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Masters from MTSU. He was an avid farmer and took great interest in teaching family and friends about many areas of agriculture.
Mr. Dillon served in the US Navy on the USS Davison during WWII as a morse code operator. He was also a County Commissioner for Coffee County, member of the Coffee County Retired Teacher’s Association, member of the Manchester Masonic Lodge, and member of Blanton’s Chapel United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and served as a lay speaker.
J.T. Dillon was born in Kenton, TN on February 12, 1927 to John Talmage and Minnie Pearl Dillon who preceeded him in death. His beautiful, loving wife of 58 years, Sylvia Elizabeth Humberd Dillon, also preceeded him in death. He is surived by son, John Richard (Misty) Dillon of Hillsboro, daughter Ruth Ann Bean (Ray) of Bradyville; 5 grandchildren: Mary Beth Duckett (Andrew), John Rice Adams (Cyndal), Joshua Dillon, Michael Humphries (Michelle), and Wendy Cook (David). He is also survived by several great grandchildren, other family members, and many friends.
Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday, June 25th at Central Funeral Home with Brother Louis Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Blanton’s Chapel Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at Central Funeral Home 5PM til 8PM on Monday, June 24th.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Associations or Coffee County Schools.
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