Billy Herman Dellinger

May 11, 1940May 17, 2013
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HICKORY – Billy Herman Dellinger, 73, went to be with his Lord May 17, 2013 after declining health for the past three years. Billy was born May 11, 1940 in Catawba Co. to the late William Eugene and Annie Mae Herman Dellinger. He was also preceded in death by a son Billy Chad Dellinger. Billy was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for the NC Department of Transportation for 37 years as a road paving inspector. Surviving include his wife of 39 years, Rita Waters Dillinger of the home, daughter Dana Pope and her husband Michael of Hickory, two sons, David Brian Childers of Huntersville and Bradley Dellinger of Hickory, daughter in law Tia Parker Dellinger of Hickory, granddaughters Haley Throneburg, Lana Dellinger, grandsons Dalton Pope, Billy Tristan Dellinger, Trey Pitts, Randy Leibee all of Hickory, a brother Bob Dellinger and his wife Nancy of Hickory and a number of nieces and nephews The family will receive friends from 3:45 PM until 4:45 PM at Hickory Funeral Home. Memorial services will be Monday, May 20, at 5:00 P. M. at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Faulkenbury and Rev. Paul Deal officiating. Memorials may be made to Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church, 3329 9Th Ave Dr. NW, Hickory, NC 28601 Condolences may be made on line at Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • VISITATION Monday, May 20, 2013
  • MEMORIAL SERVICE Monday, May 20, 2013

Billy Herman Dellinger

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trent lafone

June 5, 2013

i am going to miss you uncle bill I will always keep you in my heart.

Cheryl Sigmon

June 4, 2013

Rita and family,
Keith and I, along with all of our family hold you all in our hearts with prayers of comfort during this difficult time.

Terri Hamby Truesdale

May 28, 2013

I just heard of Bill's passing from my Dad,Bob Hamby. He thought a lot of Bill. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Peedie Montgomery

May 23, 2013

Rita, you and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry we couldn't be there for the service, we were out of town and just found out. Billy was a great man, he was a good friend and loved you and his family very much. I can't help but think of all those good days at the ball park. My he RIP. Peedie and Linda

May 22, 2013

Rita and family, A lot of memories came to mind yesterday...days of ball games, concession work, swimming parties, and friendships. Dwight and I send our deepest sympathies and will be remembering you in prayers. Sorry we were not at the services but we only learned of his death late monday evening. God bless you all during this difficult time.
Jeannie and Dwight Lail, Hickory

Brian Withers

May 20, 2013

In life God places people in our lives that influence us to become better servants, better men and to teach us how to live better lives. Bill that was what you were to me. From the time I came to the NCDOT you were always there as a friend and mentor. You never failed to teach me the skills I needed to become successful at my job. But more than anything you were always my friend, there to support me, there to help me and there to listen. Though my heart is heavy, I know you are now at peace and home with God. I can not thank you enough for the things you have done for me and will truly miss you. Thank you God for placing such a special person in my life. The few moments I got to spend with you the other day will never be enough for me but I know one day our paths will again meet and we will again pave many roads for others. Remember where there is Lightning there is Thunder! To the family, I love each of you and pray for your comfort. we all were truly blessed to know and have Bill in our lives.

Elizabeth Myers

May 20, 2013

Prayers to the family, God bless you all!

trent lafone

May 20, 2013

i am going to miss you so much uncle bill .and i loved you so much

Brad Shook

May 20, 2013

You were a man's man Bill. We always admired you and hoped that one day we would be lucky enough to grow-up and be like you. Billy always used to refer to you as, "Big Bill" and he would say it in a deeper voice. He didn't mean it mockingly, it was always said with a grin or smile, because we knew you would set us straight if we got out of line. You were an inspiration to us as growing boys, and as we grew older there were few people we respected so much. I remember coming over to the house knowing that I had to pass by you sitting in that chair, and it always put the fear of God in me. I knew that with a look in our eyes, you would know we were up to no good. Your were a great man, father, roll model, and friend. You will forever be missed, but never forgotten.

Lisa Sain

May 20, 2013

You're family is in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy from the physicians and staff at Springs Road Family Practice.