John Charles Dillingham


Jul 14, 1923  Jul 12, 2017

John Charles Dillingham, 93, formerly of Woodfin, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Emerald Ridge Rehabilitation and Care Center.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Franklin Leroy Dillingham and Elizabeth Parker Dillingham. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Benison Dillingham; son-in-law, W. Anson Bell; and brother, Robert Leroy Dillingham.

Mr. Dillingham was a veteran of the US Army Air Corp and served in the South Pacific during WWII. He later retired from Armor and Company and the Candler Market. He was also a member of Merrimon Avenue Baptist Church and the Senior Menís Sunday School Class.

Surviving are his daughter, Donna Lee Bell of Asheville; brother, Kenneth D. Dillingham of Weaverville; sisters-in-law: Alice Zachary of Asheville, and Rachel Cruey of Bristol, TN; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with Pastor J. Michael Brown and Pastor Wade Zachary officiating. Burial will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.