Mr. Kenneth "Curly" Dillard
June 27, 1960 – August 26, 2018
Kenneth was born on June 27, 1960 in Austin, Texas to parents William L. and Carolyn Ann Dillard and entered into eternal rest on August 26, 2018 at the age of 58. Kenneth graduated from high school in London, England. After high school he joined the United States Air Force in 1978 and was honorably discharged in 1995, after reaching the rank of SSGT. He received numerous medals and campaign ribbons during his years of service. Kenneth served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, with three oak leaf clusters, NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon and USAF Supervisor’s Course. Kenneth was an active member of ALR Post 310, Gun Barrel City. After retirement, Kenneth enjoyed being with his family and friends. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles, especially “Honey Bee”. Kenneth loved listening to good music and his motto was “Peace, Love and Happiness”. He was an excellent man with good, solid values. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his loving wife Deborah Dillard of Mabank, daughter Charlotte Ellen Marie Dillard of Las Vegas, granddaughter Victoriana Marie Ely of Las Vegas, granddaughter Madison Sophia Brodie of Las Vegas, daughter Kimberley Renae Fitts and wife Brandi Fitts of Tool, daughter Deborah (Dippie) Brown and husband Jeremy Brown of Kemp, granddaughter Erynn Grey Pangle, brother Donnie Dillard and wife Sheila of Ft. Worth, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
- William L. and Carolyn Ann Dillard, Parents
- Deborah Dillard, Loving Wife
- Charlotte Ellen Marie Dillard, Daughter
- Victoriana Marie Ely, Granddaughter
- Madison Sophia Brodie, Granddaughter
- Kimberley Renae Fitts and Brandi, Daughter and Wife
- Deborah (Dippie) Brown and Jeremy, Daughter and Husband
- Erynn Grey Prangle, Granddaughter
- Donnie Dillard and Sheila, Brother and Wife
- Kenneth also leaves behind other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
- Robert Alley, Pallbearer
- Sonny Humble, Pallbearer
- Greg Johnson, Pallbearer
- Mike Candad, Pallbearer
- Andy Andrews, Pallbearer
- Jerry Dixon, Pallbearer
- Visitation Friday, August 31, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, 2018
- Graveside Service Saturday, September 1, 2018
Mr. Kenneth "Curly" Dillard
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September 2, 2018
The memories that Deb,Sonny, you and I had will always be in my heart. Whenever I needed something you where always there to talk to me, like a big brother and help whenever you could. I will miss you so much and the times we shared. There are so many more things that we all talked about doing and didn’t get to do! You where the best at helping with the biggest heart! I will miss you, and every time I ride, I will think of you always! I love you brother RIP easy on that golden highway.
September 1, 2018
Well by now Curly they have put you in they ground so go home to YOUR MOMMY AND DAD BE SURE TO GIVE THEM A KISS DON'T FOR GET MY MOMMY TOO WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ,YOUR CRAZY WAYS YOUR KINDNESS TO EVERYONE , THIS HURTS SO BAD TO LOSE YOU CAN'T QUITE CRYING LOVE YOU TOO MOON AND BACK
PaPa John Farmer
August 30, 2018
My first ride with the ALR and Curly, he was on Bee. An uneventful ride out that day, but the return was action packed. Bee wasn’t wanting to stay running and we all pulled over countless times, but Curly took it all in stride. Lit up a smoke, leaned over and began his diagnosis. It was funny, not that he was having problems, but how he took it all in stride. Wish we had more time together and gotten to go on more rides together. Rest In Peace my friend and brother, I will see you one day again and we can laugh again.
August 30, 2018
Thanks for my first ride. The rest is history. Peace, love and happiness! Love you and Deb always.
Ronald & Amy Raybourn
August 28, 2018
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family. Thank you Kenneth for all of your services in the military and for your services to our Vets throughout the years.
August 27, 2018
CURLY I will miss you and always remember you crazy ways and wouldn't change a thing about you we have cryed to gather and laugh but we had each other you was they best COUSIN ever I will cry every time I think of you and miss you so bad love you SUE ANDDON ANDCURTIS