|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1919|
|Death: ||May 9, 2010|
WEST POINT ~~~ James Milton Dill, 91, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at his home in West Point.
He was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Woodland to Mattie Lee Howard Dill and John Andrew Dill.
He was retired from the U.S. Army with 22 years of service. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938 serving two years. He then joined the U.S. Army and served in World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations with the 106th Engineer Combat Battalion and the 31st Infantry Division. Later, he served in the Korean War with the 49th Field Artillary Battilion and the 72nd Infantry Division and was awarded the Korean Service Ribbon with five battle stars. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Phillipine Liberation Medal with one battle star, the American Defense Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. On July 20, 1953, he married Pearlie Mae Andrews in the West End Baptist Church Parsoange. In 1962, he retired from the Army. After his military career, he worked as a security guard.
He was a founding member and ordained deacon in the original Bible Baptist Church. He did countless extraordinary good deeds his whole life. When anyone was in need, he was always there with a helping hand. He had a very giving nature and sprit. He was an outstanding Christian, husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, neighbor and friend. This very special man will truly be missed by everyone.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Parker officiating; he will be assisted by Bro. R.C. Bryan. Burial will be in Cairo Cemetery with military honors. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Janice Pearl Dill; a sister in law, Merytel Dill; his grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and all of his siblings, Felix Dill, Aubrey Dill, Mary Evelyn Whatley, Arneta Orman and Jack amp"Orisamp" Dill.
Pallbearers will be Jason Orman, James Howard Dill, Jammy Whatley, Charlie Whatley and Herman Whatley.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all military personel; former co-workers at Big Yank and Babock & Wilcox; members of the original Bible Baptist Church; neighbors of the Lakeside Subdivsion; the Tin Lizzie Bunch; his close friend, Zell Burges; and his beloved nephew, Charlie Whatley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Cairo Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Care Fund, c/o Jack Thompson, 5381 Hopewell Road, Cedar Bluff, MS 39741.
John Andrew Dill (1886 - 1938)
Mattie Lee Dill (1888 - 1938)
Pearlie Mae Andrews Dill (1923 - 2007)
Aubrey L Dill (1913 - 1997)*
Arneta Dill Orman (1916 - 1998)*
James Milton Dill (1919 - 2010)
Cairo Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: Memory Keeper
Record added: Dec 31, 2010
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