Herbert Joseph Dillard



Herbert Joseph Dillard was born on March 18, 1925 to the late Arthur Brook and Queen Victoria Hayes Scott Dillard. In the town of Stony Creek, Sussex County Virginia. He served in the US Navy stationed in the pacific on the USS Wilkes (DD-441) during World War II from 1944 to 1946.

After returning home, Herbert began farming, raising pigs and cows for market while working a job and attending Armstrong's night classes. Later Herbert would work for mcguire, Va in Richmond until he made his move to Ft. Lee where he retired after fifty years of service as a heavy equipment operator. Receiving many awards; Herbert loved farming and working the land also being with his family and friends. He extended his hand to help anyone. In most, Herbert had a renewal of his baptismal promise in the Nottoway River by Rev. Ted Upton, Jr.. At age ninety he was still farming growing soybeans for market. Only really retiring when his health no longer permitted him to work.

Herbert is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Brooks and Queen Victoria Hagar Scott Dillard; brothers, Ray, Thomas, James Edward, Henry, Willie and Herman; sisters, Maria, Laray, Gertrude, Hannah, Hattie and Mariah.

He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife of sixty-one years, Elizabeth M. Dillard, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.