Larry Dillon

Larry Dillon

Memorial services for Larry Dillon will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska will Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Inurnment will be determined at a later date.  Honorary pall bearers are Penny LaRoche, Pete Maldanado, Ed Copola, and Don Medich.

Larry Dillon, 69, of Hay Springs, NE, died Monday, December 31, 2018.  He was born January 7, 1949, in Pocahontas, VA, to Dewey & Ruby (Hess) Dillon.  As a child, he lived in Circleville, Ohio.  In 1958, he moved to Ogallala, NE, where Larry graduated from high school in 1966.  He later studied criminal justice at Chadron State College before being employed by the Nebraska State Patrol Narcotics Division.  

In 1966, he married Pat Arnold and to this union two children were born, Thim and Debbie.  In 1992, he married Pam (Hillmer) Murphy and later adopted her four children. Through Pam’s work, they lived in multiple places, including Pierre, SD; Ogden, IA; Aberdeen, SD; Crescent City, CA; Klamath Falls, OR; Fairbanks, AK; and Kailua-Kona, HI, before finally settling in Hay Springs in 2014.

Larry enjoyed volunteering in pawn shops and studying antiques and history.  When physically able, Larry also enjoyed volunteering with Northern Coast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City.  His most recent four-legged companion was “Little Man”, his English bulldog that rarely left his side for the past seven years. 

Survivors include his wife Pam, Hay Springs; two daughters: Kandi Merrill, Sioux Falls, SD; Amee (Travis) Diers, Hay Springs; three sons: Thim Dillon, Broken Bow, NE; Greg Murphy, Harrold, SD; Jay Dillon, Harrold, SD; and four grandchildren: Alexander Merrill; and November, Conner, and Addison Diers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aunt Mary Smith, and infant daughter Debbie.  

A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Ambulance Fund.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Memorial services for Larry Dillon of Hay Springs, Nebraska will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date in Blunt, South Dakota.

Mr. Dillon passed away on December 31, 2018 at Chadron Community Hospital.

Larry was born on January 7, 1949 in Pocahontas, Virginia.  He was 69.

A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Ambulance Fund.  Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE  69337.

Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements. 

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