Posey W. Dillon, 59, of Rocky Mount, Va., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 26, 2010. He was the son of Hilda Dillon, of Glade Hill and the late Posey L. Dillon. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Frances Hutchinson. Posey was a member of Glade Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and Finance Director. He was a 33-year veteran of the Rocky Mount Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Captain and Assistant Chief, before becoming Chief in 1990. He served on Rocky Mount Town Council from 1980 to 2000 and was reappointed to Council August, 2006. He served as Vice-Mayor of Rocky Mount from 1992 to 2000 and again from July 2008 to present. He served on the West Piedmont Planning District Commission from December, 1982 to June, 1993 and served on other numerous Town Projects/Committees. He retired from American Electric Power with 30 years of service on June 1, 2010.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife and best friend of 35 years, Ann Dillon; and his constant companions, "Nikki" and "Vikki;" brother and sister-in-law, Davy and Carrol Dillon, of Glade Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Wes Angell, of Boones Mill; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Don Mitchell, of Roanoke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James and Pam Hutchinson Jr., of Rocky Mount, Charles and Fran Hutchinson, of Vinton; nieces, Katelyn and Kelsey Angell, Amy Dillon and Becky Holland; nephews, Brian and Eric Dillon, Shannon, Jeff, and Charles Allen Hutchinson; one great-niece, Kaytlynn Holland; and one great-nephew, Gray Hutchinson.
Funeral services will be conducted from Franklin Heights Baptist Church 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, with the Rev. David Long and Pastor Eddie Hawks officiating. Interment will follow in the Hutchinson Family Cemetery at Glade Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Posey W. Dillon and William Danny Altice Memorial Fund, c/o Rocky Mount Volunteer Fire Department, 1250 N. Main Street, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151. His family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Rocky Mount Fire Department, North Main Street, Rocky Mount. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va.
This obituary was originally published in the Roanoke Times.