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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Monday November 22nd, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Memorial Service

Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Monday November 22nd, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Roy Dillard

Roy Dillard of Sylva, NC, went home to be with the Lord on November 19, 2021. He was the son of the late James Lee and Covia Hoglen Dillard. Roy was a member of Wilmot Baptist Church, an army veteran, and the former owner of Candy Service, Inc., known by his customers as “The Candy Man.”
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Melissa Jones Dillard, whom he loved and missed dearly. Roy was also preceded in death by his sisters Fern Raby, Shirley Brooks, and Joyce Dowdle. He is survived by one sister, Tommie Sue Curtis of Simpsonville, SC; daughter, Donna Revis, and her husband, Mike Revis, whom he thought of as a son; one son, Ben Dillard, and his wife Valerie Dillard, whom Roy thought of as another daughter; four grandchildren: Jake Revis (Hannah Doolittle), Mandy Tessin (Kevin Tessin), Faith Dillard (Jonathan Brooks), and Josiah Dillard; two great grandchildren: Leyton Grasty and Blayke Tessin.
Without a doubt, Roy loved and adored each of his grandchildren, always making sure there was an overflowing bowl of candy waiting for them at his house. He enjoyed relaxing on his back deck, watching the birds, and drinking many cups of coffee. Last but not least, his favorite breakfast food was a sausage biscuit from McDonalds.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Monday November 22, 2021 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with his son Ben Dillard, Rev. Charles Dean and Rev. Johnny Ray Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 prior to the Service at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nations Creek Cemetery fund in the care of Ceretta Davis, whose address is 733 Thomas Valley Road, Whittier, NC 28789.

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What a precious man your Daddy was! Many prayers for you all!!

Myra and Margaret Goodman Dec 29 2021 10:13 AM

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thad & Leeunah Woods Nov 24 2021 2:40 PM

Ben, Donna, and family,
I am so sorry about your loss. Roy was always a kind and gentle man with a big smile for everyone. May God comfort you as you cherish all your precious memories of Roy. Speak of him often and smile at any remembrance. May God bless you.

Pauline S. Beck Nov 23 2021 11:27 AM

So sorry for your loss. Always loved Mr.Roy and all of Joyce's family.

Carolyn Dowdle Chastain Nov 22 2021 8:21 PM

My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Lea Gates Nov 22 2021 4:12 PM

So sorry for the loss of your love one prayers for you

Shirley D Ensley Nov 22 2021 2:22 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Joyce Trenthem. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Roy Dillard.

Joyce Trenthem Nov 21 2021 3:08 PM

I've known Roy since the early 70s was a fine gentleman never spoke a bad word of anyone,our condolences to the family

Richard & Doris Sneed Nov 20 2021 9:33 PM

Donna I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved to see Roy especially at ESBC. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy McConnell Nov 20 2021 8:17 PM

Enjoyed helping him and Gene Gregory prepare breakfast for Men's Day at ESBC. Also loved singing bass beside him in the choir!

Mark Haskett Nov 20 2021 4:51 PM

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