Gross Funeral Home


David Dillman

December 16, 1965September 5, 2020

David Scott Dillman, 54, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of the Quad Cities, Illinois (and surrounding areas), passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at National Park Hospital. A hugger, helper, healer, but most especially, a hero- Dave lost his own brief battle with Covid-19 after caring for so many during their illnesses.

Dave was born in Circleville, Indiana and went to college to obtain a degree in Police Science. On November 26th, 1990, Dave married the love of his life, Brenda Richardson at Blackhawk Bible Church. Together they were blessed with almost thirty years of friendship, faith, and family.

Dave joined the Army Reserves and later the Navy. After he and Brenda’s three children were born, he left the Navy to be closer to his family. He briefly drove a semi before returning to college to obtain his nursing degree.

Dave worked as an R.N. at Unity Point Trinity Hospital in Rock Island for 14 years before moving to Arkansas with his wife. They bought a home where he could enjoy the rest of his life and hoped one day to retire.

Dave enjoyed fishing while belly boating, watching the Packers play football, shooting for sport, and long walks his wife. He was known to sing karaoke and dance at family events –making everyone laugh with his 80s dance moves.

Whether it be to say a few words of wisdom, teach, lend a hand, or occasionally be a parent to those in need, Dave helped anyone and everyone. A very spiritual man who fully believed in his faith, he encouraged others to do the same.

Dave always felt he never did enough in this world- but, everyone would agree he truly made a Dillman Difference -one sigh at a time.

He will be missed most by his wife, Brenda Richardson Dillman; children Caleb (Samantha), Josh, and Hannah (Mason); parents, Don and Nancy Dillman; siblings, Don (Chris) Dillman and Sheryl (Neil) Carter; numerous nieces and nephews; special sister, Traci (Justin) Richardson; and special brother, Brooks Oden.


1 October

Funeral Service

6:00 pm

Faith Walk World Outreach

1450 Avenue of the Citiies
Silvis, IL 61282


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Dan Moulder

September 17, 2020

Our friend Micah let me know about this. I’m so sorry for all of us that knew David, but so happy for him! David was a good friend in high school & a good man from then on.
I can still hear his laugh!

Laura Brown

September 13, 2020

I only met David one time, at my daughters wedding. His zest for life was so striking to me as he told me how he had driven up with his family for his nephews (Daniel) wedding and how he planned to make the most of the trip back by taking his kids to the Dells. I remember thinking to myself how I wished I could live life like he did, making the most of every moment.

Deborah Homan

September 13, 2020

I have never met David here on earth but know I will in Heaven. When I see him I will tell him that his loss here was bittersweet. Bitter that we lost an “ angel” from our “flock “of nurses of which I am one and sweet because there is another of God’s angels watching down on us. And I will thank him for giving so willingly even in the face of a life threatening pandemic through which his life was lost.
May God continue to work in the lives of those who have been touched by this “ angel”

Dannie Loy

September 12, 2020

My prayers are with all the family and friends during your time of grief and loss. God Bless you all.

Nancy Dillman

September 12, 2020

I'm David's Mom. I remember when David was 2 or 3. He took his red tricycle, turned it on its side, put a Bible on the sideways handlebars for a pulpit. He was the preacher. He said, "And all the people said..." I was supposed to say Amen!
When he was about 5 a farm lady from our church had 10 old hens she wanted to share with the rest of us. So, some of us got together at her farm. His Dad was given the job of cutting off their heads. David was there with him. After he cut off the first one David said, "But Daddy, it won't grow no head no more!" He was real tender hearted even then. When he was a teen ager I'g go into his room to wake him up and there'd be a kitten sleeping across his neck. He didn't care. He loved animals.

Pamela Pitzer

September 11, 2020

Sad to hear this. RIP Dave, and know your classmates of ‘84 enjoyed you being part of our journey in life. My condolences to the family.

Ronda (Long)Allen

September 11, 2020

I always remember David with a beaming smile and a twinkle in his eyes. Sorry for your loss.

Dawn Posey

September 11, 2020

Sending love and prayers. We love you Brenda and kids! Id go to Dave with questions on health and he would always anwser and sometime draw it out for me.
A Lots of Great times playing card games.


September 11, 2020

David was a man I knew as a boy growing up near Scircleville Indiana, I knew his father, mother, brother ,sister and of course him fairly well. They attended the same church as I . I remember David loving to laugh and doing crazy and funny things all the times. He was a good boy back then, and I'm sure he grew up as a good man as well. It breaks my heart to find out this news. I'm quite sure he is home with our Lord and Savior now. I pray for his family that they can find peace thru all of this. David will be missed by many.

Brenda Dusch

September 11, 2020

Iam a retired Rn, from unity point in rock island. Dave was an excellent nurse,and kind ,compassionate person. I enjoyed working with him. So sorry for. Your loss. God be with his family. Dave,GOD BE WITH YOU. I KNOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN NOW,


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