John C. Dillard of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born May 24, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at the age of 81 years.
He married Gloria Moehlmann on July 20, 1962.
John was an entomologist, which is the study of insects. He owned and operated Eagle Pest Control company in St. Louis, Missouri for many years and worked for McCloud Pest Control Company before retiring.
He served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960. He was a life member of the Veteran of Foreign War and volunteered at the Missouri Veterans Home for several years along with delivered meals to seniors in St. James, Missouri.
He loved the outdoors. Along with hunting and fishing he loved to travel to the Smoky Mountains, sometimes more than once in a years time.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria Moehlmann Dillard; daughter, Shirley Dillard; sister-in-law, Beverly Dillard; and one sister, Carol Lewis.
He is survived by three sons, Richard Moehlmann and wife Peggy of Imperial, Missouri, Darrell Dillard and wife Pamela of Bourbon, Missouri and David Dillard and wife Delisa of Desoto, Missouri; one brother, Jerry Dillard of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Jessie Hirsh and husband Buddy of St Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Thomas Moehlmann and wife Jennifer, Keith Moehlmann and wife Jennifer; great grandchildren, A.J., Penelope and Sarah Moehlmann; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral service was held noon on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Jerry Baumann officiating.
Pallbearers were family and friends. Flag Line and escort provided by the South Central Patriot Guard.
Burial with full military honors was at the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.