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Sunday August 30th, 2020
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Robert Lee Dills

Robert Lee Dills, 82, of Cullowhee, passed away Friday morning August 28, 2020. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County he was the son of the late Selma Dills. A member of Black Mountain Baptist Church, Robert was the oldest living Deacon at the Church and had been a Deacon since 1967. He was in charge of the Christmas plays for many years, he cleaned and maintained the Church grounds as well as mowing and upkeeping  Pine Ridge Cemetery, for which he was treasurer for as well.  Robert retired from Western Carolina University as Supervisor of Housing. Everything he loved was about the Church and his family. In addition to his mother he was also preceded in death by his wife Maxine. 

He is survived by his children;

Keith (Rose Marie) Dills of Cullowhee

Mickey (Sandra) Dills of Cullowhee

Freda Stevens of Cullowhee

7 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren

1 Sister- Peggy Cook of Asheville

The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon August 30, 2020 at Appalachian Funeral Services from 2:00 till 3:00 pm.  All other Services will be private

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Mr Dills worked with my mother at WCU and they shared a nice friendship that extended outside the workplace. As my mom recalled her days at WCU, she often spoke fondly of Mr Dills. You have my most sincere condolences. Gretta Worley

Gretta Michell Sep 7 2020 12:00 AM

Keith and family, Sorry to hear of your dad passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.

Lea Gates Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Dills

Lea Gates Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

Keith, Mickey, Freda and Peggy: James, my son, wanted me to give you a message. This is it: This is James Thompson, Ruth and Bill's son. I sat lots of days in church beside your dad because he sat on the same pew as I did. I also helped roll him in and out of church. I am living and work in Dodge City, Kansas and I was not able to come home for the funeral. I just want to tell you all that Robert Lee loved the Lord with his whole heart. He always told me this and he also told me that he wanted to go Home to be with Jesus. Well, he is there now and is rejoicing with Jesus. I would have liked to have been there and been one of the guys that were his pall bearer. It would have been an honor to me to have done that last thing with his body because I know where his soul it at. He loved Jesus with his whole heart and he told me this. I know he is where he wished to be and is rejoicing. Robert Lee meant a whole lot to me. James Thompson

James Thompson Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

Ronald Pressley Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Dills

Ronald Pressley Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

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