Michael Gary Dillard, 65, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Friday, January 18, 2013 at a Birmingham hospital.
Mr. Dillard was born in Trion, Ga., on April 6, 1948, son of the late Burl Dillard and Mary Adams Dillard. He was employed with Julie Industries as a Technical Director, and was a member of the Four Mile Baptist Church, the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce, the Chattooga Tourism Committee and was on the Board of Directors for the Pinhoti Trail Association. Mr. Dillard was an avid cyclist and loved to hike.
Mr. Dillard is survived by his wife, Kathy Reynolds Dillard; sons and daughter-in-law, Britt Dillard and Brad and Amber Dillard; six grandchildren, Riley Dillard, Braden Dillard, Katie Dillard, Chad Dillard, Tyler Dillard and Josh Dillard; two great-grandchildren, Audrey Dillard and Rylan Dillard; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services for Mr. Dillard will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, at noon in the chapel of the Mason Funeral Home with Reverend Doyle Kelley, Reverend Sanford Deberry and Reverend Tommy Littleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Summerville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Carmen Caldwell, Neal Bowers, Tim Reynolds, and his grandsons, Chad Dillard, Tyler Dillard, and Josh Dillard. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Four Mile Baptist Church.
Mr. Dillard will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 6-8 p.m.