Dec. 27, 1979 - May 25, 2013 NORMAN Funeral services for Matthew Dillard, age 33, of Norman, will begin at 2:00 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway in Norman. Matthew was born December 27, 1979 in Oklahoma City, the son of L. Michael and Sheila J. (Sales) Dillard. He passed away Saturday evening, May 25, 2013 at Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma. Matt's hometown was Norman, He attended Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City. Matt had a passion for race cars, beginning his racing career at age 14. He won many titles including the National Championship of Legend Road Racing in 1997. Matt also raced in NASCAR. Matt was married to Andrea Danielle Charles on October 4, 2008 in Oklahoma City. Matt was an outstanding husband and father. He was a member of Journey Church. Survivors include his wife, Andrea; his daughter, Jayden Bristol and an unborn child; his father, L. Michael Dillard; his mother, Sheila Sales; two brothers, Brent Wynd and Michael Anthony Dillard; one sister, Laura Michelle Young. Other meaningful people in Matt's life include, Sheryl Dillard, Don Reynolds, Wanda Munroe, Chris Jones, and Hal and Sandy Smith. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Matthew Dillard to the American Red Cross, Moore Relief to assist those affected by the May 20th, 2013 tornado.
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Published in The Oklahoman on May 30, 2013