Larry Dillon

Larry Dillon

May 15, 1963 to January 13, 2011

Gerald Lawrence Dillon, known to his family and friends as Larry, was taken unexpectedly into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, January 13th. Warm, friendly and unfailingly courteous, Larry was a man who was deeply committed to his friends and family.

A plumber by trade and a mechanic & handyman by hobby, Larry loved cars and motorcycles. In his younger days, Larry was a regular terror on the coal piles at Cle Elum and with his motorcycle was fearless of the steepest, highest hills to be found. As age and wisdom set in, he turned his attention to cars and was particularly enamored with large amounts of horsepower.

Larry was an outdoorsman who loved fishing, shooting and snowmobiling. He was also an avid collector and reader of old books, which gave him ability to speak conversantly and intelligently across a wide range of topics.

For many years, Larry has been the caregiver for his parents, allowing them to live independently at home. His love and faithfulness have known no bounds as he has selflessly provided care, warm humor and companionship. Enough cannot be said about this aspect of Larry.

Larry is survived by his parents, Robert K. Dillon and Geraldine Dillon, his brother Keith (Freddie) Dillon, brother Chris Dillon and sister Kathy (Stan) JauJou. He is also survived by his dog Sara, who was his constant companion and a genuine source of joy in Larry’s daily life.

Larry was a devout Christian and loving of his Lord. Larry will be deeply missed by his friends and family.

A Memorial will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kirkland on Thursday, Jan 20, 2011. Viewing begins at 10:00 AM and Services begin at 11:00 AM. Please go to for address and directions.

5 Responses to “Larry Dillon”

  • MaryLee Calmes says:

    Dear Kathy,
    What a tragic loss for your family. May your memories of your brother help you get through this difficult time.
    MaryLee & Joe Calmes

  • gretchen Fines says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Larry was a big ol’e sweetheart full of smiles. I will miss him very much. I know he is with God and I hope the Dillon Family can find some solace in this. He was a very good son and friend. God Bless.
    Gretchen Fines

  • Janice Busby -Richardson says:

    Keith and Kathy,
    I am very sorry to read about your brother’s passing.
    He use to laugh when i mistaken him for Keith at the store, He said he was better looking than Keith…
    Then Asked me if I had my eyes checked lately that Keith was around 10 years older..
    He was very gentle and patient with your Mother while she shopped…Your Mother would bring up old events of
    school days…Saying I had not changed a bit from 7 to
    50 Which he would say “i am not sure that was a compliment”
    Your in my thoughts and prayers..

  • Jennie Sanford-Arnold says:

    Is this the Larry Dillon who attended Somerset Elementary School? While teaching there I remember having a very nice young man named Larry Dillon in my classroom — ?? The photo of Larry looks very familiar to me. I extend my deepest sympathies to family and friends. I remember Larry’s mother — but cannot remember her name — I do remember her kind, thoughtful manner and I remember the loving concern she held for her child – Larry. I send loving thoughts in Larry’s memory to those who loved and cared for him — be it the Larry I knew or another.
    Sincerely, Ms. Arnold

  • Steve Wahlquist says:

    I just learned of Larry’s passing. He was one of my most favorite friends from my youth. We lost touch after high school. I did run into him once in the late 1980’s at a Robert Plant concert. I thought of him frequently throughout the years wondering what he was up to. He was such a good natured guy, you couldn’t help but love him. I can’t believe he’s gone, I’m sorry for your loss. Belated condolences Steve Wahlquist.

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