Eugene Douglas Dillon

Born March 28, 1923

Eugene Douglas Dillon, 89, of Horseshoe Bay passed away March 4, 2013 at home on hospice after a long, hard illness. Born March 28, 1923 in Cleburne, he was the son of Verne and Ethelda (Richardson) Dillon.

After graduating from Texas A & M Gene joined the Army and served as an officer in China during World War II. After leaving the service he settled in Beaumont and had a veterinarian practice for many years. Gene loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing especially. Duplicate bridge was his favorite pastime and he became a life master. He also loved to travel and play golf. He genuinely loved life and will be missed by all that knew him.

Gene is survived by his wife, Suzanne of Horseshoe Bay; daughter Sara & husband Robert Celli, Jr of Beaumont; son David Dillon of Lumberton; grandchildren: Tiffany Celli & husband Max of Dallas, Christina Celli O’Bryant of Carrollton and Sarah Dillon of Lumberton; and great grandchildren: Blake Steelman, Caroline Steelman and Riley O’Bryant. He is also survived by Christina Segovia, his caregiver for many years and now a family member.

Graveside service will be Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery in Cleburne, Texas.

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  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 9, 2013

Eugene Douglas Dillon

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Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)

March 16, 2013

Thank you, Eugene, for your service to our country,

Mel Smith

March 8, 2013

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Eugene, he will be greatly missed. Eugene was blessed to live a very long full life. He had that "extra strength" that Psalms 90:10 speaks of. May the family seek the peace and comfort that only God can give during times of sorrow.