EAST CARBON - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and son, Thomas Quinn Dillard III, went home to be with our Lord on Dec. 1, 2011.
He was born May 1, 1947 in Whittier, Calif., to Thomas Quinn Dillard, Jr. and Mary Hope Clements.
Married Brenda Jo Clark, July 30, 1971 in Whittier, Calif., and they raised two sons and one daughter.
Thomas was an honored Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He loved the Lord and all his church and family. Thomas was the owner of Ron Bizzio's 33 Willys P.U. for 12 years and he loved race cars.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Jo Dillard; children, Thomas Quinn Dillard IV (Kayleen), Michael Loren Dillard (Merriline), Tamie Mishell Miranda (Javier); grandchildren, Jolie, Johanna, Michael Thomas, Tyler, Clarissia; mother, Mary Hope Dillard; sister, Virginia (Dave) Harding; uncle, Dwight Clements; many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and three foster daughters, Valinda, Kim and Crystal; and many friends as well.
Preceded in death by his father, Thomas Quinn Dillard, Jr.; and sister, Carol.
He was well loved and will be missed dearly.
A visitation for family and friends will be held, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, from 10:00-11:30 a.m., at the Arlington Mortuary in Riverside, California. A military graveside will follow at the Riverside National Cemetery at 12:15 p.m. A memorial service will be planned at a later date at Calvary Faith Church in East Carbon. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of Thomas online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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