Jack L. Dilliard, 80, Washington, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012.
Mr. Dilliard was born June 15, 1931, in Gillespie, Ill., the son of Myran Dilliard and wife Edith, nee Hendricks.
He received his education in Gillespie, Ill., and earned an associate degree from East Central College, Union.
Mr. Dilliard served his country in the U.S. Air Force from January 1951 until December 1954.
In 1951 he was united in marriage to Doris Anderson at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.
Mr. Dilliard was the corporate pilot for Ralston Purina Company and retired in 1987. He was past president of the Business Aircraft Association and St. Louis Auto Racing Association, midget cars, and a member of the Quiet Birdmen.
Mr. Dilliard was preceded in death by his parents, Myran and Edith Dilliard; and one son, Mark Dilliard.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Dilliard; one son, Paul Dilliard, Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Gwyneth Yates, Fayetteville, N.C.; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Dilliard, Labadie; four grandchildren, Connie and Andrew Dilliard, Rebecca Mitchel and Curtis Dilliard; four great-grandchildren, Brock and Samantha Mitchel and Faith and Noel Dilliard; other relatives and many friends.
A funeral service was held Saturday, April 28, at Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington, with the Rev. Jeffrey Bapst officiating.
Burial was private.
Memorials to the American Heart Association are preferred.
The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on May 2, 2012