Justin Lee Dillingham

August 4, 1987August 17, 2013
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Justin Lee Dillingham, 26, of West Peoria passed away at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 in West Peoria. Justin was born August 4, 1987 in Peoria, the son of David & Terri Robinson Dillingham. He is survived by his father, David of West Peoria; his mother Terri (Daniel) Burdette of Peoria; one sister, Sarah Dillingham of Peoria; one nephew, Jordan of Peoria; Grandparents, James & Kae Robinson, and Jo Ann & Tommy Green both of Peoria; one step-brother, Daniel (Chelsey) Burdette of Pekin; one step-sister, Ashley Burdette of Delevan; and several aunts and Uncles. Justin is preceded in death by his grandfather, Russell Lee Dillingham and his good friend Jesse Hyde. Justin attended Limestone High School. He was a floor installer with William Dillingham Flooring (subcontractor with Lowes). Justin served in the United States Marine Corps 2008-2012. Serving one tour in Afghanistan where he was awarded a Certificate of Commendation and a letter of appreciation. His other awards include Good Conduct, National Defense, Afghanistan Deployment with Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism, Sea Service Deployment, and the Nato Isas Ribbon. Justin loved his family unconditionally, he was a loyal friend and a brother to his fellow Marines until the end. Justin was an avid Viking and Bulls fan, loved fishing, playing darts, playing madden and spending time with his new nephew. We will miss your beautiful smile forever. You touched so many lives. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday Evening, August 21, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Rev. Craig Hislope will officiate. Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery in Hanna City. Memorials may be made to Down Syndrome Association. Please go to Justin's memorial website at


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Lavar Cooper

August 28, 2013

Justin, you will be deeply missed. I'm glad to say that you were my Marine. When I needed a good laugh, I could always count on you. You were a good worker and Marine. I know you're smiling down from Heaven and watching us all. I know as a Marine, Junior Marines are suppose to learn from Senior Enlisted Marines but, I want you to know that I learned a lot from you my friend. RIP buddy.

Leetriane Crawford

August 28, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Justin's family and friends during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of getting to know Dilly while he was serving in the Marine Corps. He always knew how to make me laugh and put a smile on my face! Semper Fi my friend and I know you are now guarding the gates and watching over all of us! My deepest sympathies to his family and his Marine Corps family.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

August 23, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Justin Dillingham our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Justin. And to Justin it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during Operation Enduring Freedom while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Justin, you served with honor and distinction; we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace. Semper Fi!

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Justins's family and loved ones.

Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Maziraz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

scottie kell

August 22, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for the family

Terrie Brown

August 22, 2013

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Dillingham family. I didn't know Justin, only his dad Dave through work, but I'm sure he was a great guy to know.

Stephanie Waldschmidt

August 22, 2013

Terri and Family-
My heart dropped when I heard the news. There is nothing I could say to comfort you all during this hard time. I just want you to know I am thinking of all of you! I will be praying for Gods comforting hand to guide you through this terrible time!

Sheena Regguinti

August 22, 2013

Justin, you will be missed but never forgotten. You were an amazing person and loved by so many. There are so many lives you touched in your time here. I know we will all meet again one day. Look out for us all and we will see you when we get there.

My thoughts and prayers are with justin's family and friends during this time. God Bless

Chris Uptmor

August 22, 2013

To the entire Dillingham family:

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Justin. As a former teacher and coach of Justin, I was very lucky to work with such a wonderful young man. My family and I want to extend our thoughts and prayers to your family during this very difficult time.

Katie Porter

August 22, 2013

Gone too soon But Never Forgotten... Loved by many near and Far... Touched the life's of many... With that million dollar Smile that changed the world.... Justin will be missed dearly But GOD only takes the best...

Angie whitby

August 21, 2013

To David and family sorry to hear about your loss it breaks my heart that you have had such a untimely loss my prayers to you all....