Thomas V. Dillon, 88, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born March 9, 1925, in Sesser, Illinois, passed away, Wednesday, October 23, 2013, in Caseyville, Illinois.
Tom proudly served his country in the United States Navy, during World War II, receiving the American Theater, European Theater, and Victory medals. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, in 1949. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He enjoyed bowling, Scrabble, puzzles, word searches, and walking at Moody Park. He also was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Mabel L., nee Hubbartt, Dillon; a son, Thomas E. Dillon; his siblings, Elsie, Donald, James, Wilbur, Lou Ella, Emily, Edmond, Carl, Emma Louise, John, Noel, and Marie.
Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Marion Dillon, nee Hastings, of Collinsville, Ill.; his children, Vern (Jennifer) Dillon, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Bradley (Shauna) Dillon, of Tacoma, Wash., Barbara (Robert) Brem, of Belleville, Ill., Janet (James) Cronin, of Belleville, Ill.; and Jennifer (John Ray Lane, III) Dillon, of Collinsville, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Dillon, of Dallas, Oregon; his grandchildren, Forrest (Megan Baniet) Brem, Elizabeth Brem, Alexander Brem, Brandon Dillon-VonBokel, Cameron Von-Bokel, Sean (Hitomi) Dillon, and Joshua Dillon; a great grandson, Tommy Dillon, and one on the way; his brother, Charles Frederick (Connie) Dillon, of Tuscola, Ill; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to the Wounded Warrior Project or the
. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Jack Kurrelmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.