Details for Bobby Dillaha
Friday evening, July 26, 2019 Heaven welcomed home Bobby Dillaha, 86, of the Village of Summerhill. Bobby was the kindest, gentlest soul ever put on this earth, always putting others first. even in death, he thought of others by donating his body to medical research and science so that someone else, somewhere, might have a better, fuller life.
Bobby and his wife, Yvonne, moved to The Villages in 2004. He never met a stranger, not even after a stroke 17 years ago robbed him of conversational speech. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed billiards, and loved animals. His skill and love of golf is reflected in the many trophies displayed throughout his home.
He proudly served in the Air Force during the Korean war, giving up a promising career in baseball. After his service, he went to work in the nuclear weapons industry at the Medina Facility in San Antonio, TX. He was at Cornhusker Plant in Grand Island, NE during the Vietnam War, transferring to the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX when the war ended and Cornhusker closed. While at Pantex, he served on two specialized nuclear accident response teams, one qualified to respond worldwide. He received numerous commendations, including one for foiling an intruder attempt when he spotted two men climbing a security fence.
Bobby retired from Pantex in 1997. He worked as a marshal at Ross Rogers Golf Course, returning to work at Pantex in 2001 when there was a need for additional radiation safety personnel. His stroke following surgery in 2002 forced his permanent retirement in 2003.
Compassionate Care Hospice and ResCare (through the VA) are the companies, and especially their employees, who made it possible for Bobby to spend his last days at home. Not only did they care for him, they loved him as their own. Bobby is survived by his wife, Yvonne; two sons, Ronnie (Cindy) and Randy (Michelle); two daughters, Marla and Lisa (Tony); two stepsons, Donnie Bray (Elizabeth) and Shannon Polk (Valleri); 8 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be Saturday, August 17th at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos (on CR466) Beginning at 11:30am.