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Dwaine Dillard Sr.

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Dwaine Dillard, Sr., 59, of Phoenix, passed away on June 25, 2008. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and was a graduate of Central High in 1968. Dwaine was a gifted athelete and exceptional basketball player, which earned him an all state and all american honors, as well as all american conference honors at Eastern Michigan University. Dwaine also spent years playing in the ABA and NBA which landed him a position with the Harlem Globetrotters. Dwaine ended his basketball career to marry and raise his family in Midwest City, OK. After residing several years in Midwest City, Dwaine relocated to Phoenix, AZ where he retired from TSA in May 2007. Dwaine loved people and had a giving heart. He is survived by his mother Phyllis J. Briggs, Children, Brian Essex, Darnell Clark, Jennifer Troia, Dwaine Jr., and Carolee Dillard. Step-children Rodell and Brittney Epps, Aunt Loretta Perry, Brothers: Tavon, Carlos (Lori), Gershwin, Ernest, Olen (Kathy); Sisters: Carlitta, Zetta (Thomas), Shauntoi (Ray), nieces, nephews grandchildren, extended family and friends who will miss him dearly. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 5, 2008 from 10 am at South Mountain Mortuary, 7007 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, Az. Interment following at Greenwood Memory Lawn. Condolences and donations will be received at South Mountain Mortuary. Services entrusted to Univeral Memorial Center/South Mountain Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 2, 2008
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