William Jennings Bryan (Matt) Dillon

William Jennings Bryan (Matt) Dillon, 87, of Crystal Lake Rd., West Union, left this life on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Tyler County, a son of the late Thomas Elwood and Olive Leora Lyons Dillon.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi L. Haught Dillon. Also surviving are four sons, Michael Dillon, Medina, W.Va., William (Bill) Dillon, West Union, Gregory Dillon, Washington, W.Va., and Eric Dillon, Parkersburg; two sisters, Shirley Snyder, Massillon, Ohio, and Hettie Norman, Canal Fulton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Dillon; sisters, Betty Hoover, Silvia James, Stella Holcraft, Bessie Chapman and Mary Lowe Forrester; and brothers, Gerald Dillon, Luther Dillon, Homer Dillon and Thomas Dillon.

Mr. Dillon was a Unites States World War II veteran serving with the occupational forces in Japan, and had been a member of DAV and American Legion. He had worked for Mountain State Steel for 14 years and Storck’s Bakery for 25 years. He had been a Little League Coach in Parkersburg in the 1960’s, and had been a member of the State Championship Bowling team in 1964 sponsored by Storck’s Bakery. Mr. Dillon was a member of the First Christian Church in West Union.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union, with Richard Mc Millan presiding. Interment will follow in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the funeral home chapel, and after 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.spurgeonfunerals.com

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Dillon family.