January 26, 1919September 21, 2010

September 22, 2010

Raymond B. Dillow

Raymond B. Dillow, age 91 of Jonesborough passed away Tuesday September 21, 2010 at his home.

Raymond was born January 26, 1919 in Sullivan County to Samuel and Susie Mae Dillow and had resided in Jonesborough for the past 40 years. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during WWII. Raymond retired from Eastman Kodak Company after 44 ½ years of service. He was a member of the VFW and Long Island Baptist Church. He was known as one of the “best” billiards player in the Kingsport area. Like his forefathers he loved to farm and was a fox hunter.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Murray Dillow.

Surviving are sons, Larry Dillow, Kingsport and Garry Dillow, Atlanta GA., daughter, Joyce Ladd, SC. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brothers, Kenneth Dillow, Kingsport and Bill Dillow, FL.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1:30 PM with Dr. Ron Davis officiating. Military honors conducted by the American Legion Hammond Post # 3 and TN Army National Guard in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends from Celebrate Recovery Church will serve as pallbearers.

A special thank you to Suzy Dorton his special caregiver whom he called his queen and Amber Anderson and Peggy Duncan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Celebrate Recovery Church, c/o First Baptist Church, 200 W. Church Street, Kingsport, TN. 37660.

Please visit our website at to leave a condolence to the family. East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve Raymond Dillow’s family.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 25, 2010


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September 29, 2010

Larry, Tom and I are so for your loss. From his obit, he lived a full and wonderful life. No matter the age, we are never ready to give them up and the loss is so painful to those of us left behind. Give our love to all of your family.

Tom and Bettye I. Newald

Don Ellis

September 25, 2010

Larry and Family, I am so sorry to hear that you father is gone. He was a friend to me.

Yvonne & Bob Bennett

September 25, 2010

Dear Uncle Kenneth, Larry,Joyce & Families,
So sorry to hear of Uncle Raymond's passing.
I regret that Bob,my dad and I couldn't be there to say good by. He was very special to me.
Bob & Yvonne Dillow Bennett

September 24, 2010

Raymond....thank you for being a wonderful friend to me for many years...we had some good laughs, good conversations and good always gave me good advice which I appreciated ...Raymond was a very thoughtful and considerate person and when he came to visit he always had you a little gift, whether it was a little brush to put dishwashing liquid in to a hawkbill knife which he told me was a great tool (and as always, he was right) and he was thrilled to take home his big container of soup beans and cornbread...he really appreciated the important things in life and I learned a lot from my dear friend but Raymond you will always be here in my memories and I will never forget you ..namaste my friend...Donna

Don & Thelma(Brickey) Berry

September 24, 2010

Larry so sorry to hear about your father.You and your family are in our thoughts and Prayers.

September 24, 2010

My deepest condolences to the Dillow family at the loss of their loved one.
Janice Blevins Gammon, Kingsport, TN

September 23, 2010

Larry, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Terea and Thomas Graham

September 23, 2010

Larry so sorry to hear of the passing of your father.He was one of my favorite pool players at the Moose Lodge.He was always fun to be around.He will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
James & JoAnn Crawford

Kenny & DeAnna Dillow

September 23, 2010

Larry and Family, Uncle Raymond was special to both of us. We always enjoyed seeing him and listening to the stories he would tell us. If there is anything we can do during this difficult time, Please let us know. In Thought, Prayer and Love.

Fred Milhorn

September 23, 2010

I'm sorry to hear of Raymond's passing. He was one of my favorite uncles and a super guy...Always had a helping hand for his fellow man.