Dr. Richard "Dick" Carl Dillman

September 4, 1931June 5, 2015

Dr. Richard “Dick” Carl Dillman, 83, of Raleigh, died June 5, 2015. He was born September 4, 1931 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He is predeceased by his parents Carl and Erma (Cavanaugh) Dillman and older brother and sister Don and Alice.

He proudly served in the Navy from 1951-1955 during the Korean War.

Dr. Dillman received his DVM from Iowa State in 1961 and a PhD in Veterinary Pathology in 1968.

He married Carol Luella Heizer in 1964.

Dr. Dillman worked at NCSU from 1975-1994 as a veterinary pathologist and retired as a Professor Emeritus.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Dillman; children, Teresa Anderson and Patrick Dillman; grandsons, Jesse, Silas, Caleb and Levi Anderson; and sisters-in-law, Martha Mason, Valerie Skovoth and Barbara Dillman.

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2015


Dr. Richard "Dick" Carl Dillman

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July 9, 2015

Richard is greatly missed ... I still expect you both to walk through the door to greet me with a hug. I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could have been to the memorial but travel prevented it. You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day. Wishing you healing in your hearts. It was an honor to know Doc over the past 6 years and I enjoyed our conversations very much. See you soon.

With love,

Janet Batker

June 27, 2015

It's hard to believe that we will not run into Dr. Dillman at any local or national veterinary function anymore. I will always hold him in the highest regard as a terrific teacher of veterinary medicine, in the fullest sense of the word. He was a warm and funny man and may his family find comfort in the love his well wishers shared for him and for them, and in their faith. Jan Batker, class of 1985.

Margaret Trail

June 26, 2015

Carol I'm sorry about your lost. You and your family are in my prayers. Keep in mind God is holding you and your family in the palm of his hand and will comfort you each day.

Margaret Trail

Bruce Hammerberg

June 26, 2015

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Dick. There is not a kinder person that I have known over the past 33 years, From the early days, when he made me feel welcome when I joined the CVM faculty, his warm smile and wry humor were always at the ready whenever we met, whether talking earnestly about student performance and course content, or trying to stay awake in a really boring meeting. He had a calming and inspiring influence on so many young lives as an award-winning teacher here at the CVM. My most heart-felt sympathies go to the Dilllman family.

Pat Waggoner

June 25, 2015

Carol...May God give you comfort and peace and love at this time in your life. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to you. Pat Waggoner

Fairfield Bain

June 22, 2015

I was privileged to be mentored by Dr. Dillman from 1975 - 1979 during my undergraduate years at NCSU. I even spent a summer "working" in his office in the old Veterinary Science building on Western Boulevard. I was so thankful for his influence then, and in later years. I will be forever grateful for his wisdom back then as it helped carry me through the past 30 some years as a veterinarian. My sincerest sympathies to the Dillman family on his passing. His was a life well-lived.

Alessa Geboff

June 16, 2015

Mrs Dillman, I was very sad to hear this news. Every time I drive through the neighborhood, I think of your family fondly. I wish I could be there for the service, but my thoughts will be with you, Teresa, and Patrick.

Dave Malarkey

June 15, 2015

What a great guy overall and as a colleague, a co-worker and mentor when i began my career as a veterinary pathologist at NCSU in 1991 and in 1997. I'll never forget how much fun he had when i brought him to his 1st hockey game, the Raleigh Ice Caps at Dorton Arena circa 1992. He actually liked it!

Bert Parker, Class of '86

June 14, 2015

Such a sad loss for the veterinary community. I have many fond memories of being a student of Dr. Dillman's. He had a great rapport with all the students and we all feel very fortunate to have had him as a professor. He certainly will be missed.

June 11, 2015

My condolences to the Dillman family. I have many fond memories of his mentorship in vet school. There must be hundreds of us who think of him when we work with Boston terriers! I am thankful I had the chance to see him at our reunion a couple of years ago. He remembered each of us by name, and his dry sense of humor had us all in stitches.
Lisa Radwan, Class of 91, Wisconsin