In Memory

Kenneth Wayne Dillon

Kenneth Wayne Dillon

Born 28 Nov 1955 Orange, TX

Died 19 April 2010 Nacogdoches, TX

Interment Sunset Memorial Park, Nacogdoches, TX

Killed in an auto accident in Nacogdoches.

One dead after truck hits mobile home

Staff photo by Michele Marcotte

Nacogdoches firefighters and Appleby volunteer firefighters survey the damage at the scene of an accident Monday. A Nacogdoches man died after his truck hit a mobile home by the side of the road.

Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:00 am | Updated: 10:43 pm, Mon Apr 19, 2010.

A 54-year-old Nacogdoches man died Monday after his Chevrolet pickup collided with a vacant mobile home on U.S. Highway 59 Business/North Street. According to the Department of Public Safety, Kenneth Wayne Dillon was northbound on U.S. Highway 59 Business at 3:10 p.m. when he left the roadway and struck a mobile home located adjacent to 7225 North Street. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the DPS report. Pam Logan, who was one of the first passersby to arrive on scene, said Dillon was still alive when she approached the truck, and she told him to hang on and pray. She said she and a couple other motorists who stopped to help immediately called 911. Dillon died a few minutes later.

Kenneth Wayne Dillon

Funeral service for Kenneth Wayne Dillon, 54, of Nacogdoches will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Central Heights with the Rev. Brent Crosswhite and the Rev. Barry Rankin officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. Mr. Dillon died Monday, April 19, 2010, in Nacogdoches. He was born November 28, 1955, in Orange, Texas, to Forrest A. and Nina Sims Dillon. He lived most of his life in the Nacogdoches area and was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church. Mr. Dillon was a loving husband and father and was devoted to his family. He had attended Angelina College and Stephen F. Austin State University and had last worked as a truck driver for an oil field service company. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nina Dillon; and sister, Elizabeth Dillon. Survivors include his wife, Tina Dillon of Nacogdoches; daughters, Rebecca Dillon, Anna Marie Sherman, Candace Michelle Dillon and Nina Grace Dillon, all of Nacogdoches; sons and daughters-in-law, Jacob Wayne and Christina Dillon, James P. and Amanda Sherman, Kyle Wayne Fears and Asa Dean Dillon, all of Nacogdoches; father, Forrest A. Dillon of Nacogdoches; brothers and sisters-in-law, Forrest Ray and Renee Dillon of Dickinson, Texas, Ricky Dillon of Anaheim, California, and Kevin and Marcia Dillon of Nacogdoches; and grandchildren, Landon Anderson, Braxton Anderson, Elissa Mitchell and Mason Dillon. Pallbearers will be Paul Sims Jr., Jacob Dillon, Forrest Ray Dillon, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Bandy and James P. Sherman. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Dillon, Freddy Bird and Olan Woodard. Visitation is scheduled from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, at Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Central Heights. The church will be open for delivery of flowers. An account has been established at Huntington State Bank for those who would like to contribute to an education fund for the children. Dickie Allen Funeral Home, Cushing.

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04/19/10 10:44 PM #1    

Debra Jan Dobbs (Barton)

From Tim Engelking:

Today one of our classmates was killed in a car accident.. It was Kenneth Dillon.. I dont know exactly what happened and how it happened, but somehow He drove his pickup truck off of the highway and hit a portable building first and then stuffed his truck into and under the side of a mobile home.. After seeing the truck, and the damage to it, I think he must have been killed instantly.. The strange thing about the accident, was the fact that it happened on their own property.. I am not sure exactly what happened, but it looks like he was traveling north on the highway in front of their property on North street .. It used to be called Lakeside Trailer Sales.. Just north of Harry's building Materials store. There were no skid marks,or any marks of any kind, just that He had veered quickly across the road making a hard turn to the left. He had to cross over the southbound lanes of the highway, and luckily no cars were coming at the time.. It would have been a horrible head on collision if someone had been there at the time of the wreck.. Anyway, I thought I would pass this info. on to you.. I live only about a quarter of a mile north of their business.. I will keep you informed when I get more info.. sincerely, Tim

04/19/10 10:47 PM #2    

Debra Jan Dobbs (Barton)

Kenneth was my hero at graduation.  He sat beside me and when I started to feel faint from too much sun, he fanned me with the program.  He literally held me up as we walked across to wait in line to cross the stage.  He went ahead of me, but took his time to make sure I was going to make it.  Then when I got my diploma he again walked with me to help me down the stairs.

I owe him for keeping me from passing out that night.  When it was all over and we could move around and get some air I was okay.  Needless to say, I gave him a big hug!

I am so sad to hear this news.

04/22/10 08:03 AM #3    

Debra Jan Dobbs (Barton)

From Nick Palafox:

That is just so sad about Kenneth.  I recall the many times I bought fireworks from him and his family.  He was always a nice personable individual.


04/04/13 02:16 AM #4    

Karen Jeanne Cloudy (Benton)

Glad Susan Pitts and I were able to attend the visitation. Kenneth was a great guy & will be missed by all that knew him.

06/17/19 04:11 PM #5    

Debra Jan Dobbs (Barton)

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