Justin Lee Dillingham, 26, of West Peoria passed away at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 in West Peoria. Justin was born August 4, 1987 in Peoria, the son of David & Terri Robinson Dillingham.
He is survived by his father, David of West Peoria; his mother Terri (Daniel) Burdette of Peoria; one sister, Sarah Dillingham of Peoria; one nephew, Jordan of Peoria; Grandparents, James & Kae Robinson, and Jo Ann & Tommy Green both of Peoria; one step-brother, Daniel (Chelsey) Burdette of Pekin; one step-sister, Ashley Burdette of Delevan; and several aunts and Uncles. Justin is preceded in death by his grandfather, Russell Lee Dillingham and his good friend Jesse Hyde.
Justin attended Limestone High School. He was a floor installer with William Dillingham Flooring (subcontractor with Lowes). Justin served in the United States Marine Corps 2008-2012. Serving one tour in Afghanistan where he was awarded a Certificate of Commendation and a letter of appreciation. His other awards include Good Conduct, National Defense, Afghanistan Deployment with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism, Sea Service Deployment, and the Nato Isas Ribbon.
Justin loved his family unconditionally, he was a loyal friend and a brother to his fellow Marines until the end. Justin was an avid Viking and Bulls fan, loved fishing, playing darts, playing madden and spending time with his new nephew. We will miss your beautiful smile forever. You touched so many lives.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday Evening, August 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery in Hanna City. Memorials may be made to Down Syndrome Association. Please go to Justin's memorial website at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.