Charles F. Dillon


Charles F. Dillon (Fuzz), of Shady Spring, WV, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 5th, 2019.
He was born in Hinton, WV, on July 20th, 1937, to Charles F. Dillon (Ponzi) and Clarice M. Hopkins Dillon.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth A. Miles Dillon in 2013, his son Charles M. Dillon (Mike) of Shady Spring, WV, in 2013, and his grandson Eric M. Dillon of Raleigh, NC, in 2009.
Fuzz was also preceded in death by four brothers, John C. Dillon of Columbus, Ohio, Toby Martin of Bradley, WV, James E. Dillon (Jim) of Painesville, Ohio, and Lewis Clark Dillon of Bristol, Virginia; by his sisters Mitzi Sue Dillon Wills of Beaver, WV, and Kitty C. Dillon Dantzman of San Diego, Calif.
Survivors left to cherish his memory include his daughter Karen Dillon Cook and her husband Keith of Roanoke, Virginia; granddaughter Katie Cook Cheslow and her husband Adam of Roanoke, Virginia; grandson Adam S. Dillon of Shady Spring, WV; grandson Ryan Dillon of Coal City, WV; great-granddaughters Tessa S. Dillon of Shady Spring, WV, and Harper Ruth Cheslow of Roanoke, Virginia; and daughters-in-law Anita Hart Dillon and Teresa Sexton Dillon. Also, surviving are his sisters Judy Dillon Richards and her husband Dick of Daniels, WV, and Jeannie Dillon Moore and her husband Danny of Beaver, WV, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews.
Fuzz graduated from Shady Spring High School in 1955.
Fuzz was a veteran having served in both the US Navy and the US Army. He began his military career with the US Navy in San Diego, California, in 1956. He served aboard the USS McGoffin throughout the Pacific including Japan, China, Indonesia, India, and the Pacific Islands. This included Operation Hardtack where atomic bomb testing was conducted in 1958 at the Pacific Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands.
Fuzz then joined the US Army and served with distinction for 20 years rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class as a construction engineer. Fuzz completed Tours of Duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and also served in Korea, Okinawa, and two tours in Germany. Fuzz retired from the military in July 1977.
Fuzz and Ruth and family retired to WV and Fuzz worked briefly for Fairchild, Inc., before he and Ruth accepted positions as house parents and caregivers for many years at the Davis Stuart School in Lewisburg, WV, which served as a residential treatment program for at-risk youth.
Fuzz enjoyed fishing, politics, western movies, country music, and spending time with his family. He was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle.
A memorial service on Saturday, April 13, 2019, for family and friends to celebrate the life of Fuzz Dillon will be held at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Shady Spring. Family to arrive at 5PM and guests arrive at 6PM. Private online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home Shady Spring Chapel, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.
Published on April 6, 2019
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