A Memorial Gathering for Larry W. Dillon, 86, Lawrence, KS, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will be at a later date in Paris, IL. He died on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at his home.
Larry was born on December 16, 1925 in Edgar County, IL the son of Laurence Lee and Flora (Moody) Dillon.
He was a truck driver for Navajo Freight until he retired in 1967. He then worked as a security guard for Van Leer Containers and Lawrence Security Company.
He married Kate Mattingly on October 3, 1964 in Chicago, IL. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Laura A. Downs, Lawrence and Linda Nelson (Mark) Matteson, IL; one son, Charlie Dillon (Michele), Lawrence; five grandchildren, Glenn Brunner, Trisha Flummerfelt, Jason McArthur, Adam and Shelby Nelsen; seven great grandchildren, Robyn and Jaxon Flummerfelt, Randall and Amber Jameson, Colin, Seth and Evelyn Brunner. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Elston, a sister, Mary Ann DeGeorge and a brother, William Patrick Dillon.
The family suggests memorials in his name to Southern Care Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.