Benjamin S. Dillon
1973 - 2017
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Benjamin S. Dillon

Franklin - Benjamin Stevan Dillon, 43, left this world in a blaze of glory and entered the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ on June 12, 2017. Ben was born in Little Falls, New York and resided in Franklin since he was a toddler. He was the son of David Spencer Dillon and Patricia Lakeman Dillon. He is survived by his wife, Micah Nowell Futrell Dillon, a son, Stone and a daughter, Stella, a sister, Margaret Tate Ballance (Paul), a brother, Daniel Saunders Dillon (Jill), four nieces, Rebecca, Amber, Emily and Abbey Ballance, five nephews, Russell Ballance, Jack, D.J., Benny and Dallas Dillon.

Ben was a graduate of Rock Church High School. He attended Paul D. Camp Community College and graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Currently, he was completing a master's degree in Christian Ministry at the Kaleo Institute. For twenty years, he was the heart and soul of Rock Church School serving as a High School teacher and Principal. Ben poured out his life on behalf of his students that he loved like they were his own children.

He was known for being a devoted husband to Micah and an amazing, hands-on father to Stone and Stella. His basketball skills earned him the moniker "Law Dawg" for his prowess in stealing the ball from opposing players. Also, he was a leaper; renowned for his ability to "jump out of the gym." In a word, Ben Dillon was a servant; a gracious servant. He loved Jesus Christ and from that relationship he tirelessly served people. Ben was a gentle giant; kind and caring on one hand and a responsible, capable leader and visionary on the other. Ben loved people and his easy going demeanor enabled him to be an encourager and friend to a great many.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Rock Church of Franklin, 130 Lakeview Road, Franklin, Virginia 23851. Revs. David & Danny Dillon will officiate during the service. The burial will follow at Poplar Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a reception to be held at the church immediately following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Rock Church School Gymnasium Fund at the church's address or go to Wright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Jun. 14, 2017.
Celebration of Life
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June 16, 2017
Our prayers are with all dillon's family, with all of our hearts we wish that our God may give to all your family paz and love. Sergio, Ameneh and Dawood.
Ameneh Amani
June 16, 2017
I personally didn't know Ben, but if his spirit is anything like the spirit I felt from the moment I entered and departed Rock Church for the first time during National Prayer Day, then he was a man of God, and in knowing that, Ben will always be alive because you will feel his spirit each and every time you enter Rock Church, Franklin, VA. To his parents it is never easy to see your children depart this life before you, but know that our God is faithful. Continue to put your trust in him and He shall comfort your heart. To his wife and children, you will always long for him just take it one day at a time. Cry when you need to but always talk about him. Talk about him everyday if you need to. God will guide you through this time. Rest in His bosom and there, I promise you will find peace. May God bless and keep you. <br /><br />Kingdom Community Church, Franklin VA
Robin Johnson
June 16, 2017
Rev. David and Patty,
God Bless you both and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ben was a very special young man in the service of God.
Mary Hughes
Mary Hughes
June 16, 2017
Mary Hughes
June 16, 2017
Such an outstanding, young Christian man, his dedication to the Lord speaks volumes about himself, his family and his Church family. God has blessed you so much with Ben's life and I know that there will be a gap in your lives but Our Lord will also comfort you in this tremendous loss. I will be praying for all of you. Godspeed!<br />
Spike and Val Fransen
June 14, 2017
God is faithful and His mighty hands are unchanging. I stand and pray with the Dillon family that Ben's life is not over here . No not yet. If God raised the dead back then He most certainly can do it today. So not yet Ben, not yet. Come forth. God you be glorified in heaven and in the earth. So let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me,... St.John 14:1.
June 14, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Ben was a great guy in college and indeed, a great athlete. So cool to hear of his legacy for the Lord!
Jill Vandeventer
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