SHELBY- John Paul Dills, 65, of Shelby, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville.
Born Aug. 24, 1947 in Montgomery County, Ohio he was a son of the late Carl W. Dills and Junelee Syx Helterbran. John retired after 30 years of service from Duke Power as a service technician and later worked as a scheduler for Duke. He attended Polkville United Methodist Church, was a member of Deer Brook Golf Club and former member of Upper Cleveland Bass Club and the VFW
in Shelby. He was a sergeant in the Army where he served in Korea and later volunteered for the war in Vietnam.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Rachel Washburn Bridges; and sister, Charlene Sipos.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Jewel Bridges Dills; son, Johnny Dills and wife, Nicole of Shelby; daughter, Jennifer Bailes and fiancé, Dale Collins of Shelby; three grandchildren, Paul Bailes, Brandon Bailes and Stephen Bailes, all of Shelby; brother, David McNutt and wife, Marlana of Valdosta, Ga.; four sisters, Catherine Sloan of Charlotte, Robin Collins of Valdosta, Ga., Melody Gamble and husband Larry of Shelby, and Kimberle Miller of Cherryville; father-in-law, Harold "Frosty" Bridges; stepfather, Tom Sullivan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. At other times the family will be at the home of Jennifer Bailes, 503 Leander Street, Shelby.
Funeral Service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, Fallston
Officiating: The Rev. Ervin Bulo Price
Burial: will follow in Cleveland Memorial Park with military graveside rites.
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home is serving the Dills family.
Memorials: May be made to the Charles George VA Medical Center - Oncology,
1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
Online Guest Register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com