James “Jimmy” Dale Dillard Jr., the son of James “Jim” Dale Dillard Sr. and the late Virginia “Aline” Dillard, was born in Batesville, AR on July 30, 1962 and departed this temporary home to enter the gates of Heaven on December 6, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Jimmy loved his family and friends with all his heart. He married his wife, Pamela Ann Wood, on June 3, 1983, in Batesville, AR. Jimmy worked as a Crew Manager at Future Fuel for 31 years, and he loved his work family very much. If you ever met Jimmy, you had a friend for life. He enjoyed paramotoring, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and spending time with family and friends. Jimmy also had a passion for music, he was a legendary guitar player. Jimmy will forever be known as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Jimmy is reunited in Heaven with his mother; his sister, Billie Jean Stephens (Sissy); his grandfather, Vernon Dillard; his grandmother, Christine Dillard; his grandparents, Garland and Clara Bradley; his nephew Dennis Nephew Jr., and his father-in-law, Buddy Galloway. He is survived by his father; his loving wife of 38 years, Pam Dillard; his son, Dell Gene Stinson; his daughters, Brittany Ann Rogers (Brent) of Batesville and Erin Machae Jeffrey (Wesley) of Batesville; two granddaughters, Delainey Stinson and Alana Rogers; 3 grandsons, Brady Stinson, Isaiah Rogers, and Horizon Jeffrey; his loving brother, Skip Dillard (Barbara) of Floral, AR; as well as many beloved friends and family.
Arrangements are entrusted to Willis Funeral Service of Batesville, AR. Services will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Compass Church in Batesville. There will be a visitation from 12 PM until 2 PM. The funeral service will be at 2 PM, officiated by Bro. Ched Carpenter, with interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Floral, AR. Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Mike Martin, Rick Weaver, Matt Bowen, Jacob Trinidad, Oscar Najarro, and Heath Branscum. The family would like to recognize the following persons as honorary pallbearers: Mitchell Stubbs, Don Gregory, Wesley Jeffrey, Brent Rogers, and Brady Stinson.
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