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Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home

9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Gene R. Dillard

February 9, 1938September 30, 2019
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Gene Ritchie Dillard, age 81, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 in Austin, TX surrounded by family. He was born February 9, 1938 in Claredon, TX. For nearly two decades he was highly respected amongst his peers and colleagues in the Austin real estate market, where he worked alongside his wife Doreen Dillard. Shortly after high school, Gene joined the US Navy, then began a career working for the American Medical Association and later traveled the world supplying textiles and fabric to fashion designers like Ralph Lauren.

If you knew Gene, your world was expanded and brightened with his infectious smile, jocular humor, and revered advice / mentorship. No matter if you were a passing stranger, colleague, new or old friend, he made your day better. He was a guiding force to his family, and would move mountains for his grandchildren. Gene lived a storied life with many chapters that few come close to writing, but none compared to the love his life, Dorie My Dorie. A dynamic duo in real estate, away from work they traveled the world hand in hand, exploring new frontiers.

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct 4th from 6-8pm, and service the following day, Oct 5th, at 10am. Both will be held at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home (9700 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750).

Survivors include wife of 25years, Doreen C Dillard, stepchildren, Melissa J Stout and her husband Russell P Stout Jr of Austin,TX, John T Dunham and wife Erika K Dunham of Austin,TX; daughter in law, Linda Dillard of Austin, TX; son, Roger Dillard; daughter, Gina Dillard; sister, Sharon K Soergel and husband Bob Soergel of Dallas, TX; brothers, Frank Dillard and wife Nannette Dillard, Robert G Dillard Jr and wife Marilyn Dillard both of Houston, TX; four grandsons, Jeffrey Dillard Jr, Russell P Stout III, Tyler Dillard, Hudson Dunham; three granddaughters, Hailey Stout, Maggie Stout, Beckett Dunham and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert G and Hazel B Dillard, son, Jeffrey Dillard, brother Lynn B Dillard.

Pallbearers at the service will include Jeffrey Dillard Jr, Tyler Dillard, John T Dunham, Russell P Stout Jr, Russell P Stout III, Bill Virun. Honorary Pallbearer Frank Dillard.

Condolences can me made to Canyon Creek Elementary: http://ccepta.my-pta.org/

  • FAMILY

  • Doreen C. Dillard, Spouse
  • Melissa J. & Russell P. Stout, Stepchild
  • John T. & Erika Dunham, Stepchild
  • Linda Dillard, Daughter-in-law
  • Roger Dillard, Son
  • Gina Dillard, Daughter
  • Sharon K. & Bob Soergel, Sister
  • Frank & NaNette Dillard, Brother
  • Gary & Marilyn Dillard, Brother
  • Jeffrey Dillard Jr., Grandson
  • Russell P. Stout III, Grandson
  • Tyler Dillard, Grandson
  • Hudson Dunham, Grandson
  • Hailey Stout, Granddaughter
  • Maggie Stout, Granddaughter
  • Beckett Dunham, Granddaughter
  • Gene also leaves to cherish his memory many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents Robert G and Hazel B Dillard, son, Jeffrey Dillard, brother Lynn B Dillard.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeffrey Dillard, Grandson
  • Tyler Dillard, Grandson
  • John Dunham, Stepson
  • Russell Stout Jr., Son-In-Law
  • Russell Stout III, Grandson
  • Bill Virun, Loyal Friend
  • Frank Dillard, Brother, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

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Jeff Kikel

October 4, 2019

Gene was one of our favorite friends and clients. His sense of humor and big smile were always infectious.

I met him later in life but enjoyed every minute that I got to spend with him.

RIP my friend.

Thoughts and prayers to Dorie and the family.

Jeff

Kent Riddle

October 4, 2019

He Was a great man, I really enjoyed seeing him, So Sorry God Bless

Kathy Streib

October 2, 2019

Dorie,
Larry and I are so very sorry for your loss. You and your beautiful family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathy and Larry Streib

Amanda Davidson

October 2, 2019

Dorie, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Sending all of you love and strength.

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Biography

Gene Ritchie Dillard, age 81, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 in Austin, TX surrounded by family. He was born February 9, 1938 in Claredon, TX. For nearly two decades he was highly respected amongst his peers and colleagues in the Austin real estate market, where he worked alongside his wife Doreen Dillard. Shortly after high school, Gene joined the US Navy, then began a career working for the American Medical Association and later traveled the world supplying textiles and fabric to fashion designers like Ralph Lauren.

If you knew Gene, your world was expanded and brightened with his infectious smile, jocular humor, and revered advice / mentorship. No matter if you were a passing stranger, colleague, new or old friend, he made your day better. He was a guiding force to his family, and would move mountains for his grandchildren. Gene lived a storied life with many chapters that few come close to writing, but none compared to the love his life, Dorie My Dorie. A dynamic duo in real estate, away from work they traveled the world hand in hand, exploring new frontiers.

Survivors include wife of 25years, Doreen C Dillard, stepchildren, Melissa J Stout and her husband Russell P Stout Jr of Austin,TX, John T Dunham and wife Erika K Dunham of Austin,TX; daughter in law, Linda Dillard of Austin, TX; son, Roger Dillard; daughter, Gina Dillard; sister, Sharon K Soergel and husband Bob Soergel of Dallas, TX; brothers, Frank Dillard and wife Nannette Dillard, Robert G Dillard Jr and wife Marilyn Dillard both of Houston, TX; four grandsons, Jeffrey Dillard Jr, Russell P Stout III, Tyler Dillard, Hudson Dunham; three granddaughters, Hailey Stout, Maggie Stout, Beckett Dunham and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert G and Hazel B Dillard, son, Jeffrey Dillard, brother Lynn B Dillard.

Pallbearers at the service will include Jeffrey Dillard Jr, Tyler Dillard, John T Dunham, Russell P Stout Jr, Russell P Stout III, Bill Virun. Honorary Pallbearer Frank Dillard.

Condolences can me made to Canyon Creek Elementary: http://ccepta.my-pta.org/.