Born April 8, 1917, in Mingo County, he was a son of the late Jessie and Wealtha Caldwell Dillon. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Belva Smith, and a grandson, Danny Vance II.
Lilborn was awarded a bronze star and a purple heart from the US Army for his service in World War II. He also attended the Chapmanville Church of God.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 65 years, Nevada Fillinger Dillon; children, Roger Dale (Jan) Dillon of Bowling Green, Ky., Kathy (Elmer) Huffman of Logan, Pauline “Blue Eyes” (Clabe) Sheppard of Crawley Creek, and Jimmie Lee (Kathy) Dillon of Stoney Point, N.C.; sisters, Merble Comer of Sanford, N.C., Elsie Comer of Pecks Mill, and Myrtle Davis of Ona; brothers, Jimmy (Violet) Dillon of Albany, Ohio, and Denver Dillon of Hurricane; grandchildren, Paul Anthony (Lynn) Cook, Pauletta Stanley, Elizabeth Capron, Jimmie Dillon II, Kelly Sheppard, Lisa (Dave) Jones, Michael (Kathy) Vance, Amanda (Rondal) Le-Fevers, Autumn Ratliff, Denny (Connie) Huffman, Phyllis Spencer, Beverly Maynard, and Edward “Eddie” Paul Maynard II; great-grandchildren, Courtney Mullins, Jacob Mullins, Taylor Cook, Sierra Cook, Skyler Vance, Tyler Vance, Chelsea Vance, Michael Chase Vance, Kara Vance, Denny Huffman Jr., Kelli Huffman, Theresa Adkins, Harold Adkins, Shawn Spencer, Mandy Spencer, Jessica Capron, and Olivia Geil; a special niece, Sheila Richards, and a special caregiver, Joyce Conley.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Chapmanville Church of God with Rev. Jimmy Frazier, Rev. Donnie Sparks, Bishop Mike Davis, and Brother Ernie Conley officiating. Burial will follow at Highland
Memory Gardens at Godby.
Pallbearers will be Roger Dillon, Jimmie Dillon, Paul Cook, Jimmie Dillon II, Jacob Mullins, Clabe Sheppard, Elmer Huffman, and Michael Vance.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today at the Freeman Funeral Home.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.